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Destiny Book

Destiny aims to prepare the reader to find joy and satisfaction in God’s good gifts by putting all life in the perspective of our deaths. It takes us through the book of Ecclesiastes in a way that helps us internalise the deep lessons of wisdom and common sense it contains – most of all, the realisation of the brevity of our lives and the limits on our power and understanding. It is a book about gaining true wisdom.

 

It is compelling, moving, and speaks especially powerfully to those in positions of discouragement and struggle. In a culture that not only fears but ignores death, it helps us move to a healthy acceptance of our mortality. It gives us, in our smallness, the perspective we need to see how great God is.

Our excesses are the best clues to our own poverty, and our best way of concealing it from ourselves.

 

– Adam Philips, quoted in The Times

Only a proper perspective on death provides the true perspective on life.

 

Living in the light of your death will help you to live wisely, freely and generously. It will give you a big heart and open hands, and enable you to relish all the small things of life in deeply profound ways. Death can teach you the meaning of mirth.

“Nothing brings such pure peace and quiet joy at the close as a well-lived past.”

 

– James Russell Miller

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