Live Wise

A Guidebook to Facing Life and Reality's Complexities and Messiness With the Wisdom and Love of God

by Scott Curtis Meischen



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/30/2023

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 540
ISBN : 9781489746269
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 540
ISBN : 9781489746245
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 540
ISBN : 9781489746252

About the Book

Every journey is best pursued by having an authentically wise guidebook to aid us in our understanding of (our ULR) how to wisely journey through life and reality. An authentically wise understanding (ULR understanding of life and reality) is informed both about how and why to travel, journey wisely. It is self-evident that truth and love matter to a life wisely lived, but it is not plainly evident whose explanation of life and reality (ELR) contains the very best explanation of constitutes enduring truth and authentic love. The God of the Bible said if left to ourselves, collectively we would be plagued by wars and rumors of wars, that famine and pestilent would plague our days. And we would also individually and in our intimate relationships as couples and families would find loving oneness much longed for but difficult to find and even more challengingly to sustain. Our much self-heralded humanly constructed ELRs, have not resulted in an enlightenment informed, progressively enriched existence but a reality persistently plagued by unity/chaos, clarity/confusion, peace/despair, and all life still finally ends in death. We were warned by the God of the Bible, we would come to suffer from a mind and heart condition similar to snow blindness termed reality blindness: better equipped to see analytically but yet persistently, congenitally spiritually blinded. Reality blindness is a congenital condition of humanity, a manifestation of being spiritually stillborn, if we elect to exist outside of a right standing with God. When all things are relative being equally true and false at the same time in the same relationship nothing is relevant: real gold is equal to fool’s gold, momentary lust and enduring love are equally valid emotional expressions. Humanly sourced understanding results in a form of mental, emotional hypothermia: reality began at my birth, all meaning is temporary, and in death we return to nothingness. In our various hypothermic states of existence, we numb our inevitable despair by self-medications found in drugs, sex, achievement, entertainment, etc. or some lash out with a coping strategy of hurting themselves or others. But wait! All is not lost. Our existence failure is not new nor unexpected nor unexplained. God created us with love hungry hearts only He can satisfy. God is both the great physician and ultimate parent who can both heal us spiritual today and gift us with an eternal relationship for all our tomorrows including a post-physical-death forever home. But you have to respond with a yes and to His offer of the Live Wise Solution: forgiveness and adoption. As directed by God, Live Wise is a Jesus sourced how-to guidebook for facing life and reality’s complexities and messiness with the singularly valuable wisdom and love of God only found in God’s ELRs: Jesus and the Bible. Initially God’s offer is a gift of forgiveness of our sins and an outpouring of love and peace that only need be accepted. Stop. Think. Believe. You make the call. Live Wise.

About the Author

Scott C. Meischen is an author, teacher, consultant, encourager according to the call of God. Scott grew up in the Christian church but came to understand as a young adult his faith was nothing more than a manifestation of The Be Nice Club, a form of faux, social support system Christianity. Professionally trained and in daily practice of truth (and falsehood) detection (as an internal auditor and single father of three), he found his way (at the prompting of God the Holy Spirit) to authentic biblical faith in The Faith: orthodox Christianity. Led by God and aided by many wonderful ministries, he found his way to the New Life only found by entering into an authentic love relationship with Jesus Christ. Today, Scott ministers in his local church as a deacon, Bible teacher, and a Christian apologetic consultant to those also seeking a Jesus sourced New Life a Live Wise life. Scott lives with his wife Debbie, their six adult children, and ten grandchildren in the Central Texas area. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University, the University of Texas, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Distinguished Toastmasters (DTM).