"Studying the wisdom passed down to us through literature helps us realize the impact of everything we say and do, from the shortest words to the smallest gestures,"says Sir John Templeton. His anthology of prayers, poems, and prose that offer guidance and inspiration for our lives is now back in print in a new edition. In this book, he presents his personal favorites, including Bible passages, works of theology, science, poems, songs, hymns, sermons, fiction, history, and other written forms of expression that have helped shape his life. The selections are organized by theme: Talking with God: Passages that deal with God speaking to us and our speaking to God The Power of the Spirit: Faith, Hope, and Charity The Power of Love: Love and Happiness The Optimum State of Mind: Mind Power, Positive Thinking,Willpower Building on Dreams: Courage, Enthusiasm, Progress Winning through Humility: Humility, Pride Building a Cathedral: Creativity, Perseverance,Work God's Open Door: Thanksgiving, Giving, Forgiveness There are lessons in the short passages that enrich and bring joy to life. "From the Bible, from philosophers and poets, and from other writers, we begin to form a clear understanding of the spiritual and ethical laws of life. The world's literature teaches us valuable lessons that no amount of money can buy.Those lessons are there for everyone. They are free and they are priceless."John Marks TempletonTempleton, John Marks is the author of 'Riches for the Mind And Spirit John Marks Templeton's Treasury of Words to Help, Inspire, & Live by', published 2006 under ISBN 9781599471013 and ISBN 1599471019.