He said, they said…: The Wisdom of the Wise, The Experience of the Ages, by Caroline Scott Keener
When is a routine daily walk more than a routine daily walk?
When it begins a journey leading into some of the greatest minds and recorded thoughts of the last 5000 years.
As Carolee Keener’s routine of daily walks evolved into times of prayer and meditation, she was inspired to focus on twenty-six of the innumerable attributes of God’s character—one for each letter of the alphabet. What began as a clever mnemonic device led her to an in-depth search for quotations, both sacred and secular, that inform our understanding of who God is: the loving, merciful, infinitely wise, and mighty Creator who tenderly bids us to call him “Father.”
Through the ages, both skeptics and saints—intentionally or not—have weighed in on Divine topics. From Euclid to pop icons, from Moses to Milton to Mother Teresa, from presidents to prisoners, from the high and mighty to the meek and lowly, from the most erudite to the least scholarly—the timeless voices the author has collected here are rich in wit and wisdom, with the power to enlighten and amuse.
“The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of the ages, may be preserved by quotation.” –Isaac Disraeli