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Teaching pastor at the influential New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Daniel Grothe explains the Bible's blueprint for becoming the kind of person who can deal with all of life's challenges.

Some people have learned how to live. They can handle all that life brings. They are composed. They radiate strength. They are whole, with lives worth emulating, and when they speak, people listen. They are, in a word, wise. How did these people get wisdom? And perhaps more importantly, how can we?

In his long-awaited first audiobook, Daniel Grothe of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, shows us how to get wisdom for ourselves by examining what the Bible has to say about it and by providing practical steps for acquiring it, among them:

  • learning to ask for help,
  • loving Scripture,
  • going to Church,
  • living quietly,
  • and, above all, seeking those who are themselves wise.

Drawing on Scripture and his own experience learning from his friend and mentor Eugene Peterson, Grothe shows how our lives can be secured by the resource that will keep us from collapsing under the onslaught of the difficulties of life. Wisdom is available to us. It takes work to pursue it. Chasing Wisdom reveals how. 

"In this new audiobook on Christian living, narrator Jakob Lewis brings a calming yet engaging voice to lessons on how to prepare for difficulties that can arise even in a meaningful life. Whether it's an unexpected scandal, illness, or (heaven forbid) even a church shooting, life on earth can be unpredictable. This audiobook posits that there are some things listeners can do to prepare for the spontaneous happenings that can occur while living a life in Christ. Lewis's voice guides listeners through familiar biblical lessons, accompanied by helpful advice and real-life examples of how to apply them. For listeners who regularly listen to Christian audio, many of the lessons will seem familiar. Nonetheless, Lewis's performance makes the experience an engaging meditation of the spirit." (Audiofile Magazine)

©2020 Daniel Grothe (P)2020 Thomas Nelson

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  • Troy Childs
  • 31-08-2020

Great book with insight and wisdom for our time.

I am writing this during the corona virus pandemic. The need for wisdom durring this time, has never been more important. People are being told all kinds of things. It is critical to know how to think and chase wisdom. It"s more important to think through a process using wisdom, than to think about an individual topic.

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  • Chris Phillips
  • 31-05-2020

wonderful message, eloquent and encouraging!

outstanding writing with a perfect mix of story and message! definitely is a must read!

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  • Lisa B
  • 13-05-2020

Such good insights, sorry to be done with it.

I feel so profoundly inspired by this book! I listened to the whole thing in one day and I was sad when I finished it. This is the quest I’ve been on for years and I enjoyed hearing another old soul’s perspective on chasing wisdom. Although the author seems to have a slightly different view in some areas of doctrine (sacraments, saints...), otherwise I thoroughly enjoyed his exhortation to pursue sages in our own lives. There is so much good meat here, just eat the meat and spit out the bones. With that said, I can heartily recommend this book.

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  • J. Kirkendall
  • 13-05-2020

Best book ever!

Great work, Daniel! Beautifully written. Love your stories. Love it! Chase wisdom! God is Good! - Joe Kirkendall

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  • Ridgeowner
  • 22-04-2020

A Book Worth Reading!!!

It's a powerful read! the author writes with such a way that you can literally visualize what's being taught and spoken. Highly recommend it!!!

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  • KP LoveJoy
  • 21-04-2020

How much better to get wisdom than gold

Chasing Wisdom is such a timely book for the world we live in.

Pastor Daniel inspires us to create the daily practice of pursuing wisdom in body, soul, and spirit so we can stay squarely linked to Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith -- even in the toughest times we face in life.

We often forget that life is hard. Clinging to wisdom helps ground us in truth despite the challenges life throws our way. Instead of seeking shiny objects and dopamine hits that the world tells us we need, we are inspired to practice the presence of God and anchor ourselves in the truth of the wisdom that precedes us in the scriptures and from the authors who've shared their wisdom before us.

As we embrace wisdom, we find the overcoming strength of resting, sabbath, sitting at the feet of Jesus, and practicing his presence. Rather than rushing to achieve and finding ourselves overwhelmed with life because of pursuing, achieving, and striving, Pastor Daniel inspires us to embrace the wisdom in rest so we don't have to take a vacation from life, but welcome down time as the blessing it is. Wisdom inspires us to incorporate rest into everything we do while embracing the type of active life Jesus modeled.

Through the wisdom of taking naps while storms rage on, we remember that Jesus is not frenzied and never in a hurry. Withdrawing to lonely places to pray, Jesus exemplified healthy living - mentally, physically, socially, and spiritually. He inspires us to rest no matter how many needs seem to clamor for our attention, while actively and intentionally pursuing purpose and calling as we run the race marked out for each of us. Pastor Daniel encourages us to find ways to be gentle with ourselves, prioritize healthy self-care, and not to measure ourselves by the trends found in outside influences, but via the wisdom of living within appropriate boundaries and balance.

The art of living quietly, loving scripture, and pursuing the wisdom of the great cloud of witnesses and leaders in the faith is so counter-culture today. A life of wisdom inspires us to "Lay our life down" - the world teaches us to crave attention from the masses. We're reminded how it takes great faith to live small - a practice so beautifully modeled by Pastor Daniel's friendship with the late Eugene Peterson. Stressing the power of living our wisdom through both words and physical deeds, Pastor Daniel ignites a passion for creating community and connection as motivators for being mentally, spiritually, physically, and socially healthy followers of Christ.

Using the perfect example of Jesus, Pastor Daniel stresses the wisdom of healthy lament and sharing the truth of our struggles with the Lord. He demonstrates the importance of inviting Jesus into our hurting humanity to hear the cries of our hearts as a way of fortifying deeper communion with the one who created all our emotions. Using the wisdom found in our relationship with the Lord, we display our vulnerability and we honestly expose our inner being to the one who knows our cries before we utter them. Speaking to God from our place of brokenness deepens our connection to the safest place for us to be authentic so we can model what real community and connection looks like among humanity. That's wisdom we need more than ever.

You must read this beautiful reminder about the importance of building our lives on a foundation of wisdom, how to absorb the wisdom of those around us, and opening our lives to share our wisdom with those who surround us. Thank you for sharing so powerfully and lighting a path for all of us to chase wisdom!

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