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January. A time of people needing new starts, new resolutions. I have to smile when i see the array of books on 'how to...'.

Yet the greatest most wise book of all is - The Bible. Oh how i wish the hordes of sadly misguided lost souls would read it. The book of life, comfort, hope, guidance. 

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17 hours ago, Melinda12 said:

January. A time of people needing new starts, new resolutions. I have to smile when i see the array of books on 'how to...'.

Yet the greatest most wise book of all is - The Bible. Oh how i wish the hordes of sadly misguided lost souls would read it. The book of life, comfort, hope, guidance. 

Hi, Nice thought. But isn't the Bible the you can't help yourself book? ??? :)

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The Holy Bible is the best set of series of self-help books.  The best of all.  I have written self-help books and books on interesting subjects but of course, Bible is best of all.  Amen!  

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The Bible is the Word and Will of God revealed to us as He deems fit. It's the only way to eternal life, no matter what hardships, temptations the world may throw at us. God expects us to learn and grow in His Word as he expected of the Israelites  in Deut 8:3 and repeated by Christ in "It is written,' Man shall not live by bread alone,but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.'"(KJV.Mt 4:4). Sure there may be some very useful DIY books and ideas out there on how to come out tops, but they normally prove to be nothing but hot air if one's achievements are not to the glory of God, which is what Christianity is all about.

Just like a stray deer or buck are easy pickings for a wolf or lion; so the DIY specialist an easy takeaway meal for Satan, I would imagine. Simply  because  "Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour."(NIV 1Pet 5:8)

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8 hours ago, Neighbor said:

Hi, Nice thought. But isn't the Bible the you can't help yourself book? ??? :)

Hi

Fair point! We understand that. But only through prayer and reading the Bible can wisdom come. It just is the book of life. The guidance is the best. No other book can compare. No man's words can ever do for us what Gods own words do.  Yet yes, as you say. 

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2 hours ago, Melinda12 said:

No man's words can ever do for us what Gods own words do

Yes, praise God. Amen.

As to a single book that I will consider to be a self help encouragement with much direct bible reference within it is  the one I have been so struck by, and comes into mind often as I read the immediate personal plight and mindset of some asking for help, and even on this very message board.

It is Scott Hamiltons' book "Finish First winning changes everything".  That title reminds me of  1 Corinthians 9:24 

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On ‎1‎/‎24‎/‎2019 at 2:20 AM, SelahSong said:

Amen, sister! :)

That's right sister .   We got the Holy Ghost which crucifies self and the greatest book which gives reminders and knowledge , instruction in righteous living .

Self,    YA , it don't need no help , ITS NEEDS crucifixtion IN CHRIST .      Away with those joel olestein and new age books .    Burn all those things i say .  And read THE BIBLE .

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