The Divine Sabotage: An Expositional Journey through Ecclesiastes  -     By: Dan Lioy
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The Divine Sabotage: An Expositional Journey through Ecclesiastes

Wipf & Stock / 2008 / Paperback

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The concept of the "divine sabotage" is the starting point for this expositional journey through Ecclesiastes. Dan Lioy notes that on the one hand, God has "set eternity in the human heart" (Eccl 3:11a). Yet on the other hand, "no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end" (Eccl 3:11b). God has imposed limitations on the human race that undermine human efforts to look beyond the present-especially to understand the past or probe into the future. Expressed differently, because people are creatures of time, their heavenly imposed finitude subverts their ability to fathom the eternal plan of GoThe preceding observations help pinpoint why existence often seems vague, incongruous, and antithetical. People are left feeling confused, powerless, and frustrated. And somewhere along the way, they begin to ask what life is really all about. Solomon, who was Israel's wisest and most powerful king, also wrestled with these issues, and he recorded his observations and conclusions in the book of EcclesiastesLioy's objective, balanced, and affirming examination of Solomon's treatise indicates that the fundamental quality of life is defined by revering God and heeding His commandments (Eccl 12:13). He notes that if human existence is likened to a cord made of three strands (an analogy based on Ecclesiastes 4:12), it remains coherent and interconnected when God is at the center of one's inner world, at the core of one's understanding of the external world, and the basis for the significance one derives from life. This volume is appropriate for personal study and is also suitable as a college and seminary textbook.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Wipf & Stock
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 1556359616
ISBN-13: 9781556359613
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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    April 21, 2009
    Rick Hogaboam
    Dr. Lioy's recent monograph, "The Divine Sabotage", reflects upon the book of Ecclesiastes and offers the reader analysis of its text and broader purpose within the fuller canon of Scripture. Lioy offers a text that is academic, devotional, theological, Christ-centered and doxological. This book is also very relevant to the challenges of today: economic uncertainty, etc."The Divine Sabotage" maintains academic integrity within a clearly conservative Evangelical vantage point and offers pastoral application and integration with the New Testament in seeking to show the redemptive value of Ecclesiastes within God's fuller revelation. I commend this book as both a commentary and the sense that God is the only self-help to a life that otherwise means nothing apart from Him.
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