Monday, February 6, 2012

Simply Living by Cecil Murphey

Subtitle: Modern Wisdom from the Ancient Book of Proverbs.

The book of Proverbs contains wisdom from the ancients that is relevant to this very day. Author Cecil Murphey shows us how heeding the advice in Proverbs can help us in our daily living. The book is divided into four main sections: Living with God, Living with Family, Living and Working with Others, and Living with Business and Law.

Each short chapter begins with a proverb, followed by a discussion of how the author has experienced this concept in his own life. I particularly enjoyed the stories Murphey shared, experiences that mirrored some of my own. Reading the Proverbs is one thing, but applying to our own lives is another.

I enjoyed reading a couple of chapters a day. If you read one per day as a daily devotion, it would take you a couple of months to finish. I recommend it as a study book for a small group as well as personal reading.

Cecil Murphey is co-writer of 90 Minutes in Heaven and more than a hundred other books. Learn more about him on his website.

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Cec Murphey said...


Thank you. Thank you for such a positive review and appreciation.

I honestly appreciate the positive reviews you’ve written about my books.

Jeanette Levellie said...

Oh, this looks wonderful! I love Cec's book, and am reading Unleash the Writer Within now. He is one of my heros.

Emily M. Akin said...

Jeanette, all of Murphey's books are excellent. I've reviewed a number of them on this blog. Committed But Flawed is especially good, I think. See all my reviews of Murphey books here.