THE HARDEST PATH IS THE EASIEST
EXPLORING THE WISDOM LITERATURE WITH PASCAL, BURKE, KIERKEGAARD AND CHESTERTON
Paperback, 252 pages, $29.95
Most people naturally want to live a good life and enjoy a satisfying
sense of love, meaning and purpose. Most people want to express their
love and skills in ways that bring lasting benefits to themselves, their
family, friends, community and nation. Most people want to attain some
degree of wisdom in their decision-making, attitudes and perspectives so
they are aligned with good sense rather than conflicting with good
sense. But amid so much societal noise, this isn’t easy; it requires
reflection and careful selection. This sifting process needs guidance by
those gifted with acuity.
The ancient Hebrew wisdom literature—among the greatest prose works
ever written—provides a wealth of instruction, especially compiled for
those who desire wisdom. The Hardest Path is the Easiest is a thematic
treatment of The Book of Proverbs, with extracts from Ecclesiastes.
Commentary is provided with dozens of excerpts from four great writers:
Blaise Pascal, the seventeenth-century French polymath; Edmund Burke,
the eighteen-century English Parliamentarian; Soren Kierkegaard, the
nineteenth-century Danish man of letters; and Gilbert Chesterton, the
twentieth-century English journalist.
The Hardest Path is the Easiest is for those who want to live wisely, who have the humility to gain wisdom and prepared to undertake the life-long work.