Monday, July 20, 2009

The King's Legacy

Author: Jim Stovall
Publisher: David C. Cook
June 2009
ISBN: 978-1-434765-93-2
Genre: Christian living

Once upon a time, a benevolent and much-loved king decided that the time had come to leave a lasting legacy for future generations. So, he called his trusted advisors together and asked them what a lasting legacy would be. One wise man suggested that a great monument would be excellent. Another suggested a minted gold coin. A third suggested a statute. But the oldest, and most trusted advisor suggested that the legacy should be the wisdom of the ages.

So, the king pondered this, and was left with the question. What is the wisdom of the ages? None of his wise men knew. So, the king called together the town folk, and one by one they listened to the wisdom they have learned.

But as the king hears from more and more of his subjects, he becomes worried and restless. From so much profound and wonderful wisdom, how will he discern the Wisdom of the Ages? How will he know when he has found it? The answer comes in a form that no one, from the king to the lowliest peasant, could expect. For the greatest wisdom comes from the most unexpected of places….

I thoroughly enjoyed reading THE KING’S LEGACY, and as the towns’ people came in one by one with their wisdom, I could see the king’s dilemma. Much of the wisdom shared was truly inspired, and I could sympathize with the king. How would he be able to choose?

In THE KING’S LEGACY we hear from many different types, from a merchant, to a poet, a soldier, a farmer, a doctor, a teacher, a parent, a jester, and many many more. This book is truly thought provoking and you will gain a lot from reading this book. I’m going to recommend that my teens read this book. An excellent resource for any of us who are going in search of wisdom. $12.99. 144 pages.

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