Obtainable Wisdom Discovering Heaven s Answer is the companion to pastor and author Ben F. Gray s recent and internationally acclaimed book: Heaven s Answer to Earth s Dilemma A Grace Revolution. Obtainable Wisdom is an excellent reader s study guide for both individuals and groups. Ideal for anyone wanting to dig further in the challenging and prophetic material presented in Heaven s Answer.
With a user-friendly layout, this guide has been created to assist readers in getting to the heart of the book s central theses:
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Ben F. Gray
Founding Pastor of CityHarvest Church Brisbane, Australia; Apostolic Leader of CityHarvest International; Chairman Brisbane citywide association of churches and Christian ministries; Founder and Apostolic oversight of the Australian Prayer Network.
Author of Heaven s Answer to Earth s Dilemma, Obtainable Wisdom and founder of Vocations 4 Life, the innovative and groundbreaking course built around the revelation of Heaven s Answer. Ben s commitment to the people of Brisbane has made him a widely respected community leader. He is a well-known national and international leader within the global prayer movement and the church worldwide. He has a God-given passion to see the people of God accomplish the eternal purpose of God for all creation.
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Obtainable Wisdom is not for the faint hearted. It contains a clear outline of practical theology that brings Biblical principles to life which, if followed and implemented, will result in attainable and lasting transformation in all levels of life today.
- Rev. Dr Alistair P. Petrie, Author, Executive Director, Partnership Ministries, Canada
This book is an invaluable asset to every believer who knows that the church must change if we are to be genuinely faithful to our Lord s command and responsive to His mercy and love.
- Rev. Brian Medway, Senior Pastor, Grace Christian Church, Canberra, Australia
Obtainable Wisdom has been carefully created to complement the author s fine work, Heaven s Answer to Earth s Dilemma... immensely helpful and extremely usable. Wonderfully done, Ben!
- Rev. Dr David Cannistraci, Senior Pastor, GateWay City Church, San Jose, California, USA
Obtainable Wisdom is a redemptive book! It will take you places you ve probably never been before and ask you questions you ve probably never thought of asking. An excellent reader s study guide.
- Jim Petersen, Author, a veteran missionary with Navigators, USA
Serious readers who become devoted practitioners of the principles taught in Heaven s Answer and this book, will be on the vanguard of societal transformation!
- Rev. Joseph G. Mattera, Presiding Bishop, City Covenant Coalition, New York, USA
Obtainable Wisdom bridges brilliantly the usual gap between head knowledge and heart knowledge. An outstanding book designed for individual as well as group study.
- Dr Michael Schiffmann, Founder and Director, Touch the Nations Ministry Hanover, Germany
I am thankful for Ben Gray, and for his challenging message to transform cities and countries with the power of the gospel. Based solidly on God s Word, Obtainable Wisdom will not only equip you as a follower of Christ but also help shift you into a new spiritual dimension.
- J. Lee Grady Editor, Charisma Magazine, USA
FORWORD TO: Obtainable Wisdom is not an optional extra . It is crucial reading if we are to extract the maximum benefit, for the sake of God s Kingdom, from its companion volume Heaven s Answer to Earth s Dilemma . The latter is not simply a book to be skimmed, enjoyed and put on the shelf. It demands action! The first step toward such action is to reflect upon the writer s conclusions. The second is to think about what it means for us to respond to his challenges in real life.
Western Christians, in particular, are not noted for their enthusiasm about thinking we would rather listen to speakers and sing! Similarly, we tend to be in favor of change in principle but not in practice like the man who said I m all in favor of change as long as everything stays the same! Consequently, we need help. This readers study guide, Obtainable Wisdom, provides just the help we need. It helps us dig deeper to consider what being God s people in the 21st Century really means.
Furthermore, it helps us frame the questions we need to ask. Many Christians today, confused by our rapidly changing culture, are not sure what the crucial questions are. They tend to ask secondary rather than primary questions. Obtainable Wisdom helps us go beyond superficial tweaking and fine-tuning the same old responses. These are not nearly enough in these days of unprecedented competition, opposition and increasing alternatives to our Christian faith.
This guide also helps us to ask the questions we may have been too afraid to ask, or similarly, the questions we have felt ought not to be asked. The fact is that our situation today is so challenging that no question should be off-limits . The issues of the kingdom are too important for such taboos. Importantly, Obtainable Wisdom helps you ask the questions, which, deep down, you have always wanted to ask but have never had the opportunity to do so. A study guide that helps us in all these ways is of enormous value. Make every reflection and question count to the max!
There are various kinds of theology including biblical theology, systematic theology and historical theology. This book is most definitely applied theology! It is not simply calling for new styles or methods or some kind of add-on to existing conventional practice. It is much, much more than that. It s about radical application. That is why this Obtainable Wisdom is an indispensable help at this time in the kingdom plan.
We often hear the statement if you ve read the book you must see the movie! To the best of my knowledge the author doesn t have a movie in mind. But he is looking for a movement; a movement of God s people unlike anything seen since New Testament times. This guide is given to help you become part of that movement not a struggling minority on the defensive, but a frail, yet powerful movement on the offensive. The author sees God s people lighting up the world and demonstrating a kingdom counter-culture in huge contrast to the world as we know it.
This guide is produced with both individual and group study in mind. Both will be extremely fruitful, but there is a great deal to be gained from reflecting on the issues raised here in groups, for at least two reasons.
Firstly, self-assessment can be too subjective, both positively and negatively. We each need the more objective assessment of others who know us well. We need both their encouragement and their honest estimate of whether or not there is evidence in our lives that we are seeking God s kingdom first ; and if not, we need their observations on how we might do so more authentically.
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Secondly, some of the challenges raised here are so frightening from a human or western perspective, that we need others to hold them before us so that we don t dodge around them. We will need their encouragement to be obedient and courageous.
All of this is the very essence of what Jesus said He wants us to do which is to make disciples of ourselves and of others. In the light of that, this book of applied theology could not be more important.
- Rev Gil Cann - Minister-at-large Australian Evangelical Alliance, Former Editor of Working Together magazine, Australia --Forward by Rev Gil Cann
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Book Description CityHarvest Publications, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. first edition. 120 pages. 8.80x6.00x0.40 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0977560236