The Tree of Life
Whether it is a crisis or some other event that prompts a desire in you to come to know God, this book is designed a starting place. The "Tree of Life" is an introduction to God's own word about life......
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Whether it is a crisis or some other event that prompts a desire in you to come to know God, this book is designed a starting place. The "Tree of Life" is an introduction to God's own word about life... (It) includes three hundred and sixty-six individual passages- one for every day of the calendar year- selected from six books in the Old Testament: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, and Lamentations... Most of the verses are over three thousand years old, yet each passage deals with issues that touch not only the lives of men today, but also generations and generations of men who have come before. For any man willing to listen, each verse will be startlingly fresh, relevant and true... The "Tree of Life" was created as a way to share life-changing Biblical truths with men who may not be trained in Biblical scholarship or may not even have a working knowledge of the Old or New Testament. (It is) offered to (the reader) as a useful, powerful, and portable resource that can be used in all circumstances, not just during one of life's many emergencies.
The Tree of Life is an introduction to God's own word about life. It includes three hundred and sixty-five individual passages selected from six books in the Old Testament: Job, Psalm, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs and Lamentations-one passage for each day of the calendar year. Some of the passages are long (though never longer than a page); some are short. Some passages are inspirational, while others are disquieting. Some of the verses are highly poetic and beautiiful, while others are practical and designed for everyday living. Most of the verses are over three thousand years old, yet each is startlingly relevant for contemporary men.The verses in this book affirm God's presence in creation and the world he created. Some of the verses indicate that there can be knowledge apart from God, but there cannot be wisdom, since God is the author of life and wisdom. Some verses reveal that man can live apart from God, but they also point to the real dangers of such a life. It is clear from many passages that love flows from God to us and, if we are in a right relationship with God, love flows through us to our families, friends and neighbors. Ultimately, we discover that God created us for his purposes. The Tree of Life is offered to the reader as an introduction to daily biblical reading.
Eric Kampmann is also the author of Tree of Life and The Book Publisher?'s Handbook. He received an undergraduate degree from Brown University and a graduate degree in English at Stony Brook. Kampmann has worked in book publishing since 1970, and has taught at several universities, including Harvard, Columbia, New York University, and Hofstra. He has also led many Bible studies.