Author Rex Dale's new release "Insights From Greco-Roman Times – A Christian Response" is well worth a read to get a grasp on how people before the time of Christ thought about life and how to deal with its mysteries.
Melbourne writer Rex Dale was born in Western Australia where he graduated. Now retired he has become an even more avid reader and particularly enjoys books featuring biographies, (religious and secular) and Christian spirituality.
Rex Dale writes:
"Everyone needs a framework for life and resources to give inner strength when life seems to go wrong.
We all have a world view or philosophy which we scarcely think about until we are challenged by those with a different world view, or we live in times, like now, when old ways and assumptions are being trashed."
Rex Dale got to wondering what people did before the time of Christ to get meaning and how they dealt with life's uncertainties and challenges.
This era, for the author, had been rather mystifying. He was aware of such people as the Stoics and Epicureans, and individuals like Socrates and Aristotle.
But what was distinctive about them and why did they have such a following? And why did the Romans so eagerly study their writings?
If you have wondered about all this, then this book could be for you. Do not let this period intimidate you! In many ways we are like the people of those times.
This book introduces us to many themes such as: Logos, the Christian and pleasure and why we are frequently drawn to the wrong way in life.
Looking at the Greco-Roman era opens up two ways of observing it. One is to view it as too unpromising for the Gospel to take hold. The other is to see it as a time of preparation for the birth of Christ and the spread of His message.
Rex Dale says: "Once I would never have dreamed of writing something like this! But we are living in strange and difficult times. We need to think like never before and pray like never before."
Dog Ear Publishing of Indianapolis IN 46268
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Dr Mark Tronson is a Baptist minister (retired) who served as the Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years (2000 ret) and established Life After Cricket in 2001. He was recognised by the Olympic Ministry Medal in 2009 presented by Carl Lewis Olympian of the Century. He mentors young writers and has written 24 books, and enjoys writing. He is married to Delma, with four adult children and grand-children.
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