A Fool's Guide to Wisdom

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Xulon Press, 2011 - Religion - 242 pages
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Paradox is present when the opposite of what one expects to be true, is true. The capacity to see paradox is the prerequisite to becoming wise. It is expressed when the weak become strong, those who lose their life find it, and the disheartened find the Lord who uses those "things that are not-to nullify the things that are (1 Corinthians 1:28 NIV)."This work demonstrates paradox in health, medicine, business, organizational leadership, cultural myths related to the family, the symptomatic solutions common in political and social structures, and in the spirituality expressed by people of faith. As the former director of an adolescent rehabilitation facility, the author has a keen awareness of the devastation caused by the failures of this generation. Clear and concise recommendations demonstrate the small changes that create enormous differences.We will discover that wisdom begins when we 'fear the Lord' and have 'knowledge of the Holy One.' The wise see paradox, but not because they look for it. Their openness of thought leads to a perception that life is an interaction of complex systems and ideas that truly transcend us all. Those with the God-given capacity to integrate knowledge, emotion, and faith will, in the end, find wisdom.Rick Myatt is a licensed psychotherapist with an extensive history. From building an orphanage in a war-torn country to becoming the director of an adolescent psychiatric rehabilitation facility, his experience includes crisis intervention, treating sexual addictions, and caring for children victimized by the murder of parents and child prostitution. With Masters Degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy and in Theology, he has also completed all Ph. D. coursework in Family Sociology. He currently specializes in organizing his community to detect and prevent workplace violence.
 

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Contents

Preface
ix
Paradox in Health
40
Fear and Oppression at Work
58
Failure and Fun with Relationships
81
Spirituality and Psychology
143
Politics Crisis and Courage
167
The Wise Among Us
197
What if?
204
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