Walk Humbly: Encouragements For Living, Working, and Being
: Max Ehrmann's prose poem "Desiderata," with its direct instruc-tions -"go placidly," "enjoy your achievements," and others- has inspired millions of readers. In the spirit of Ehrmann's "Desiderata," world-renowned ethicist, theologian, and preacher Samuel Wells offers eight encouragements...
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Max Ehrmann's prose poem "Desiderata," with its direct instruc-tions -"go placidly," "enjoy your achievements," and others- has inspired millions of readers.
In the spirit of Ehrmann's "Desiderata," world-renowned ethicist, theologian, and preacher Samuel Wells offers eight encouragements to readers in Walk Humbly, his own more extended prose poem. Each simple, direct exhortation-be humble, be grateful, be your own size, be gentle, be a person of praise, be faithful, be one body, be a blessing-is accompanied by thought-provoking, insightful comments.
Drawing on startlingly perceptive observations of contemporary life and reflecting a deep knowledge of philosophical and religious wisdom, Wells's Walk Humbly will inspire readers to stop, reflect, and think deeply about essential existence.
The Reverend Dr. Sam Wells (Ph.D., Durham University) has been Dean of Duke University Chapel, North Carolina since 2005. His pastoral experience before coming to Duke included a spell as a community worker in inner-city Liverpool. He served four parishes as a Church of England priest from 1991-2005.
In addition to his role at Duke Chapel, Sam is also Research Professor of Christian Ethics at Duke Divinity School. He has published six single-author works Transforming Fate into Destiny (Carlisle: Paternoster and Eugene: Cascade, 1998); Community-Led Estate Regeneration and the Local Church (Cambridge: Grove, 2003); Improvisation: The Drama of Christian Ethics (Grand Rapids: Brazos and London: SPCK, 2004); Gods Companions: Reimagining Christian Ethics (Oxford, UK and Malden, Massachusetts, 2006) Power and Passion: Six Characters is Search of Resurrection (The Archbishop of Canterburys Lent Book 2007, Grand Rapids: Zondervan) and Speaking the Truth: Preaching in a Pluralistic Culture (Nashville: Abingdon, 2008)
He has also issued three jointly-edited volumes: Faithfulness and Fortitude (with Mark Thiessen Nation, Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 2000); The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics (with Stanley Hauerwas, Oxford, UK and Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2004) and Living Out Loud: Conversations about virtue, ethics, and evangelicalism (Paternoster, 2010)