Melvin Tinker demonstrates the sheer wisdom of select Bible passages as they address contemporary concerns - euthanasia, self-worth, marriage, family, etc. He shows us convincingly that living biblically in a complex world is not old-fashioned: it is wisdom.
Michael Green, Archbishop of Canterbury's advisor on Evangelism
'The Bible is without doubt the greatest source of wisdom we have. Melvin Tinker has used some of the great passages..., to expand our thoughts and present to us in a friendly and readable way the fundamentals of wisdom we need today in our everyday lives.'
Wendy Craig, Actress
What a joy to read a book so full of biblical wisdom! Melvin Tinker, a vicar from Hull, has done us a treat in expounding various Bible passages and applying them to contemporary issues such as abortion, euthanasia, education, self-worth, time, marriage and parenting. The book demonstrates that to live according to God's pattern as laid down in Scripture is the very best and truest way to live. Each chapter is based on one or more biblical passages, beginning with an explanation that God must be at the centre of all of life.
The exposition from Psalm 139 on the sanctity of life and moral absolutes is really full of good insights, and the chapter dealing with our self-image and self-worth is first-class material. However, I did wonder why there was a chapter on spiritual warfare, and a extract from a previous book by the author.
But as a working pastor (!) I found some splendid quotes, lots of great exposition, and really helpful application. This is well worth a read and study for small group leaders, pastors and all thinking Christians.