Discovering Laws Of Life: Tfp

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Templeton Foundation Press, Mar 1, 1994 - Religion - 320 pages
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John Marks Templeton is a man of boundless erudition, fathomless curiosity, and unaffected piety. His biography is itself a parable for our time. An internationally prominent financier whose investment groups control more than $30 billion, Templeton is also a board member of the American Bible Society and Princeton Theological Seminary. Careful stewardship of his funds enabled him, in 1971, to establish the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, which exceeds even the Nobel Prize in financial value. At the basis of Templeton's life, thought, and philanthropy is the simple conviction that "progress in religion is even more important than progress in anything else - or even other things combined." Central to progress in religion is the inner life of the individual believer. Now, at the age of eighty-one, Templeton presents his readers, friends, and admirers with the summing-up of a lifetime of wisdom and observation. His most important discovery is that our lives are shaped by certain eternal laws. These two hundred "laws of life" derive not only from the experiences of a lifetime of one of the world's most prominent businessmen, but also from the scriptures of the great spiritual traditions. Though our parents, teachers, church, or synagogue teach us these laws, we also must discover them ourselves through experience, both joyful and painful. Nor do we ever stop learning them. Not so coincidentally, these forty steps to spiritual growth also mirror the length of both the average school year and Lent, and can be used devotionally as a part of regular spiritual practice.
 

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Contents

Foreword by Norman Vincent Peale
1
Introduction by John Marks Templeton
3
Week One
9
Week Two
16
Week Three
25
Week Four
32
Week Five
39
Week Six
46
Week TwentyOne
155
Week TwentyTwo
162
Week TwentyThree
169
Week TwentyFour
176
Week TwentyFive
183
Week TwentySix
190
Week TwentySeven
197
Week TwentyEight
204

Week Seven
54
Week Eight
61
Week Nine
68
Week Ten
74
Week Eleven
82
Week Twelve
91
Week Thirteen
97
Week Fourteen
104
Week Fifteen
111
Week Sixteen
119
Week Seventeen
126
Week Eighteen
132
Week Nineteen
140
Week Twenty
148
Week TwentyNine
212
Week Thirty
220
Week ThirtyOne
229
Week ThirtyTwo
235
Week ThirtyThree
243
Week ThirtyFour
250
Week ThirtyFive
257
Week ThirtySix
265
Week ThirtySeven
272
Week ThirtyEight
279
Week ThirtyNine
287
Week Forty
294
Index
301
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About the author (1994)

Templeton is chairman of the Templeton Foundations and president of the First Trust Bank, Nassau, Bahamas.

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