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Applying the Wisdom of the Word: A Golden Treasury of Quotations for Everyday Life from Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible (Becher)

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The wisdom of English minister Matthew Henry (1662-1714) has been gleaned from his masterwork "Commentary On The Whole Bible" and organized under two general headings--Wisdom and Folly--representing the basic dos and don'ts for the eternal soul. Each general heading is then sub-divided into multiple chapter headings dealing with topics relevant to every day life.

Selected and thematically arranged by Dave G. Becher.



"I feel that this summary of key elements of his [Matthew Henry's] wisdom, organized into handy reference chapters, is a good way for people to be introduced to this monumental work, since the sheer volume of it is daunting to most. Though each quote was written in regard to a specific biblical incident, I have placed them under general headings for a more universal application in our own lives (while acknowledging the specific book, chapter, and verse on which Matthew Henry was expounding). It is presented in two parts, Folly and Wisdom, because "Words of conviction must be followed with words of comfort, for he that has torn will heal us." It is my fervent prayer that they enlighten you as they did me."  -Dave G. Becher, from the preface.