So What Wisdom

Living Wisely With Eternity in View

by Richard Van Yperen



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/24/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 158
ISBN : 9781664271302
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 158
ISBN : 9781664271326
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 158
ISBN : 9781664271319

About the Book

Proverbs provides compelling answers to the questions “What is godly wisdom?” and “Why should one get it?” But at the end of one’s life, answers often address the past, not eternity.

Godly wisdom allows one to thrive in a sinful world. However, Solomon’s teaching in Proverbs was limited as Jesus Christ had not yet entered the world.

Old Testament wisdom established a pathway that would lead to a destination through the redemptive death and resurrection of the one who is “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6) for all who believe in Jesus Christ. Without Jesus Christ as the embodiment of eternal godly wisdom, we are likely to slip into trying to apply the wisdom of Solomon to perform our way through life like the Pharisees.

The premise of this book is that Solomon’s teaching about the beginning of wisdom is completed in Jesus Christ, as shown in John’s Gospel and applied in James’s letter “to the twelve tribes scattered among the nations” (James 1:1).

The author examines “what, why, and so what” answers that Jesus modeled, taught, and promised about godly wisdom. He also explores James’s eight “so what” practices for developing wisdom with an eye toward eternity.

About the Author

Richard Van Yperen spent twenty-five years as an educator at Ridgewood High School in New Jersey before becoming a private school educator and administrator. He spent five years with the Africa Inland Mission at Rift Valley Academy, in Kenya, East Africa, followed by fifteen years at Eastern Christian School in Northern New Jersey. He retired to start an educational consulting business. He works and writes out of his home office in Cumming, Georgia. His first book, A Complete Guide to Godly Wisdom, was published in 2018.