Joyce Meyer, the author of In Search of Wisdom, has written nearly 100 inspirational books of which 14 have been New York Times bestsellers. Over 40 million copies of her books have been sold globally. As a leading practical Bible teacher, her daily broadcast, Enjoying Everyday Life, airs on radio stations and television networks worldwide. The mission arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries, Hand of Hope, provides humanitarian outreaches across the world.
In Search of Wisdom contains life-changing truths in the book of Proverbs that deal with practical and spiritual issues of life. Meyer writes in the Introduction: “If you want to incorporate God’s Word into your daily life, which is God’s desire, this study of Proverbs will be very beneficial to you. […] I settled on writing one chapter of this book on each chapter of Proverbs. Some chapters are longer than others, and my prayer has been that the Holy Spirit would guide me concerning what to highlight in each one.” She then goes on to explain the meaning of seven foundational principles, namely Wisdom, Understanding, Prudence, Knowledge, Discretion, Discernment and The Fear of the Lord. “If we desire these qualities to operate in our lives, we must commit to slowing down. We will need to stop multitasking and learn to enjoy times of solitude and blessed quiet to think sincerely and thoroughly about actions we will take, remembering that each action produces a result.”
The text on the back cover reads: “Featuring inspiring questions and space for thoughtful reflection, In Search of Wisdom will enlighten you with God’s understanding, teach you the foundational principles, and secure God’s help in practicing them.”
I thoroughly enjoyed reading In Search of Wisdom. Meyer’s writing style is fluent and conversational in tone. She faithfully backs her writing with Scripture and applies it to challenges we face today.
Excerpt: “When we are happy with the life God has given us, it honors Him. Let me urge you to beware of always wanting something that someone else has. We can want things and pray for our lives to improve if needed, but we should never be jealous of anything other people have – whether it’s a job, a possession, intellectual ability, or something else. Until we can be happy for others when they are blessed, we will not get the things we want.” (218)
In Search of Wisdom, a soft cover book of 257 pages, is published by FaithWords. Get your copy here.