Storms of Life
What does Ecclesiastes mean: "all is vanity"? Was Solomon a grumpy old grouch? What is the true meaning of life? This is not an ordinary commentary, but an easy-to-read-through book neither technical nor trite. Storms of Life contains many wise proverbs and much humor. . Storms of Life will give you insight to the book of Ecclesiastes. It deals with the true meaning of life and how happiness and joy is found in a good relationship with God. This book by my friend Don Givens is fun and very readable. - Randy Travis, country music artist . Storms of Life is an outstanding book that helps the reader find the peace and practical instruction for life that is often missed in the reading of Ecclesiastes. Joel T. Nichols, author of Four Arrows Squadron, The Warrior's Rest, and Highway Platoon. . If there was ever a time; a fitting season, for this book by Dr. Don Givens, it is now. Storms of Life is personal, motivational, and will move you both to tears as well as expressions of joy. It belongs on the shelf of every person who seeks to survive the storms of life. I highly recommend it. - Al Maxey, author of "Down but Not Out." Don Givens, M.A., Ph.D., Theological University of America, has been preaching Bible messages for over 48 years. Don has worked with churches of Christ in three Canadian provinces and several states - including thirteen years in the Hawaiian Islands. Previous books were: Organize and Emphasize, Growing in Grace, and Revelation Revealed. Don and Miriam have been married 46 years and have a daughter, Korena, and a son, Barry; five grandchildren (one deceased) and one great grandchild. Don and his wife live in California.
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Chapter One What is the Meaning of Life?
what is the Purpose?
Chapter Five God cannot be used
Chapter Seven Burdens and Blessings
Chapter Eight Celebrate Life
Chapter Nine Live before you Die
Chapter Eleven Life is Uncertain Challenging Frustrating
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