Living Life Backward: How Ecclesiastes Teaches Us to Live in Light of the End - eBook
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Only by keeping the end in mind can a person truly learn how to live in the here and now. Living in light of our death reorients us to our limitations as creatures and helps us see God's good gifts right in front of us-enabling us to live wisely, freely, and generously. Drawing on wisdom from the book of Ecclesiastes, David Gibson teaches us to embrace this countercultural mind-set and live life backward: to take the one thing in the future that is certain-our death-and work backward when it comes to our priorities, goals, desires, and decisions. If we do this, we'll learn that only with a proper perspective on death can we find meaning and satisfaction in life--and see just how great God is.
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Publication Date: 2017
<p><strong>What if it is death that teaches us how to truly live?</strong></p> <p>Keeping the end in mind shapes how we live our lives in the here and now. Living life backward means taking the one thing in our future that is certain&death&and letting that inform our journey before we get there.</p> <p>Looking to the book of Ecclesiastes for wisdom,& <em>Living Life Backward</em>& was written to shake up our expectations and priorities for what it means to live &"the good life.&" Considering the reality of death helps us pay attention to our limitations as human beings and receive life as a wondrous gift from God&freeing us to live wisely, generously, and faithfully for God&s glory and the good of his world.</p>
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