Jesus preached a radical message of individual spiritual awakening. Wisdom of the Carpenter presents those teachings with 365 prayers designed for the contemporary seeker. Incorporating his own new translations of the earliest available texts, comparative religion scholar Ron Miller brings Jesus’ voice and advice to life, while his added commentary relates Jesus’ teachings to those of the world’s other great religious traditions. Little-known teachings of Jesus from the Gospel of Thomas, the Book of Q, and other lost sources are included.
Every day we struggle to find balance and direction in our lives. No matter the time of year or day of the week, our lives are constantly filled with the hustle and bustle of daily responsibilities and events. Shouldn’t we all take a minute at the start (or end) of each day to sit back, relax, and reflect on our spiritual connections?
Ron Miller received his PhD in Comparative Religions from Northwestern University. He holds five earned degrees and has studied in Germany and Israel, as well as in the United States. He has lectured at hundreds of churches, synagogues, and mosques throughout the United States. He is the chair of the Religion Department at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Illinois, where he has taught for more than thirty years. Ron is cofounder of Common Ground, an adult education center of interreligious study and dialogue since 1975. Miller is the author of many books and articles, including Healing the Jewish-Christian Rift (Skylight Paths), The Hidden Gospel of Matthew (Skylight Paths), The Gospel of Thomas: A Guidebook for Spiritual Practice (Skylight Paths), The Sacred Writings of Paul (Skylight Paths), Dialogue and Disagreements: Franz Rosenzweig s Contribution to Jewish-Christian Dialogue (University Press of America), and Unpacking the Parables: The Wisdom Teachings of Jesus (Evan Blake Publishers). For more information on Ron Miller, visit ronmillersworld.org.