Gregory Spencer, professor of communications at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, is a writer I wasn’t familiar with but the title of his book intrigued me. When I glanced at the contents, I knew I wanted to read the book; discernment, innocence, authenticity, modesty, reverence, contentment, and generosity. I thought that Spencer was fairly conservative for a fellow from Southern California and a left of center college. He had good thoughts that kept my attention throughout the book. Except for one thing which is my fault not his. I don’t like the popular style. Spencer teaches communications and obviously knows what style most readers like and he uses it throughout. Chapter one begins with, “I awoke to the sound of gunfire.” Chapter two begins with, “When our three daughters were young.” And so on and so forth. Now when I begin reading that I want to skip ahead a few pages to his point. Most books like this you could read in at least half the time if the author would just give you the information you’re looking for and cut out the stories. But we are in a story mode and Spencer knows it. So reading the same amount of real information takes twice as long. BUT, this book was worth it so I’m glad I took the time. You might like it too.
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The Meekness of WisdomSeptember 3, 2018
“Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom” (James 3:13) Who wants to violate the first characteristic of meekness and write about it? Who wants to appear to be like the one who brags about being humble? […]