Elias' Proverbs

Elias' Proverbs

by Daniel Molyneux

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Overview

Practical proverbs to aid God's Children in their daily lives.

Elias the Teacher, suddenly appeared in the ancient city of Antioch speaking words filled with power and wisdom. Among his teachings were poetic and practical proverbs to aid God's Children in their daily lives, dealing with money and work, love and marriage, parenting and faith, politics and ethics, revealing deep insights into the impulses of the human heart and mind. If you enjoy the Bible's "Book of Proverbs" or Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet, then you will appreciate Elias' Proverbs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692351208
Publisher: Angel of Antioch
Publication date: 10/18/2015
Pages: 114
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.27(d)

About the Author

DANIEL MOLYNEUX has a master's degree from Austin Seminary; a doctorate from Fuller Seminary; and has done post-graduate studies at Concordia Seminary. Molyneux also has a B.A. in Drama from Rocky Mountain College; and has studied at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Daniel is the pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, in Fairfield, California. Molyneux's first book was, THE ANGEL OF ANTIOCH; his second the companion book, ELIAS PROVERBS. His most recent book is JUDAS SON OF SIMON, released in time for the 2017 Easter season.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is important to be informed whenever you enter a conversation or debate, and for that reason, I occasionally dip into newer religious waters so that I can be fully informed when the next inevitable chat arises about religion, spirituality, and the afterlife. I don't pursue these conversations, but they seem to find me. Elias' Proverbs gave some new insight into the quality and content of a truly religious life. These creative inventions and explications are important for a comprehensive understanding of religion, both in the past and the present. Also, Elias as a character is useful to reference far beyond the pages of a religious text or a conversation with someone about church. There are wise and astute moments and lessons that can be learned here, so reading this book had the air of a religious experience at times, as I felt my eyes open and my head nod along, agreeing with the underlying wisdom and compassion inherent in these pages. I think Molyneux presented this book very well, and I would be pleased to read more of his work in the future, particularly if he can share such powerful messages about religion without beating us over the head. He helps readers find their way to enlightenment and Christ, but doesn't force them in that direction.
babika1962 More than 1 year ago
Elias was a teacher/spiritual guide who was first introduced in the author’s book, The Angel of Antioch. Elias appeared in Antioch, an ancient city in biblical times, speaking words of wisdom and offering guidance on life and its values. Revered by many for his wisdom and considered a prophet or angel by some, religious leaders felt threatened and considered him a dangerous heretic worthy of persecution. It is Elias’ wisdom that is showcased in the book Elias’ Proverbs, a book filled with exactly that – proverbs. Proverbs are defined as short, popular sayings that effectively express some commonplace truth or useful thought. Elias’ Proverbs cover all forms of spiritual and philosophical subject matter such as Freedom and Bondage, Truth and Lies, Hypocrisy, Winning Friends and Trust, to name a few. While the book itself contains a wide selection of proverbs to nourish the reader’s soul, the author, Daniel Molyneux, would have been better served to have given readers some background with respect to Elias in the form of a narrative/introduction which could have then showcased the proverbs themselves.
Grady1GH More than 1 year ago
‘When dealing with another’s wrongs, be gentle and full of love.’ California author Daniel Molyneux has earned degrees in drama (he also studied Shakespeare at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), economics and theology doctorate from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California. THE ANGEL OF ANTIOCH was his debut novel; his second book ELIAS' PROVERBS is now available and serves as a mighty adjunct to the first book. Daniel's writing explores the mysteries of life and death, good and evil, sickness and healing, victory and defeat, faith and unbelief, science and supernatural miracle. In this book Daniel shares a collection of proverbs and presents them in an inordinately sensitive manner. Daniel opens this collection by states, ‘Wisdom has diligently been sought throughout human history. From Confucius' words to the philosophers of Ancient Greece, from Siddhartha's quest for enlightenment to the revelations contained in Hebrew and Christian scriptures, the quest for wisdom has been universal. One of the magical aspects of wisdom is its inseparable link to poetry, lyric, song, proverb and parable. If all poetry, proverbs and parables were removed from the Bible, the remaining words would be an impoverished shell, largely stripped of their beauty and emotional power. It is my heartfelt prayer that the poetic proverbs contained in this book will enrich your life in some small way, becoming yet another verse in your own personal spiritual song.’ What follows are the proverbs of Elias the Teacher whom we know well from THE ANGEL OF ANTIOCH. A few can be shared here. ‘Bearers of Light - Angels dwell in glimmering Illumination, carrying Light with them wherever they go. Bright bliss surrounds the Elysian Host, no matter where they may roam. When the Light Bearers are sent to visit dark dungeons in Gehenna, glowing Illumination still shines within them, even while surrounded by Hades’ Abyss. The Flame - Friends, to be near me is to be near a flame. The fire brings light and warmth to you; but my words blaze and burn those who revere the dark, throwing them into a rage. Soon they will try to put my fire out. Finding God - In the search for their Creator, when at last the Author is found, a divine revelation is revealed - it was the Mighty One who was seeking; and the Almighty who did the finding. Human beings do not discover God; it is the Lord who seeks and saves the lost.’ While clearly within the realm of `religious writing' this book is much more - it is an examination of what a man of insight and wisdom faces as he courageously questions ancient ideas and concepts. Daniel has not only researched his period well, he has carefully concentrated on the psychology of religious thought and brings a fresh life into sacred teachings. Few who read this book will fail to find deeply moving concepts for contemplation on the role of institutional religion versus open spiritual thought.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ELIA’S Proverbs, ISBN: 9780691351208, Moriah Books, an e-book by Daniel R. Molyneux. The volume begins with a thoughtful Introduction containing the following closing sentence: “It is my heartfelt prayer that the poetic proverbs contained in this book will enrich your life in some small way, becoming yet another verse in your own personal spiritual song.” This is followed by a few words from Yutan, his constant companion during “his ministry in Syria”. The proverbs begin with those of a Spiritual nature, followed in Part II by many for all aspects of life: Proverbs for Daily Life; for Wealth and Riches; Love and Marriage; Sexual Intimacy; Parenting and then closes with The Benediction. Discussion: This little book possibly requires a dichotomous approach for readers with different agendas - that of the poetry devotee and that of the individual more specifically interested in the content of the proverbs. For the former group, this reviewer may be greatly inadequate. As recently confessed, although I infrequently visit Free Verse and other ‘modern poetry’ forms, I find some difficulty because most of my early exposure was to Elizabethan and 17th century Poets and study under a prominent student of Kittredge, the one-time ‘authority on all things Shakespearian’. Content evaluation is another matter and I should like to offer the comment that these are quite instructive and enjoyable. A suggestion is offered “in the Seasons’, for example: “When dark days of winter descend, the light of spring will soon follow. In the same way when life becomes dark and troubled be patient, preserver. There is a season for all things.” Another in True Religion: “It is better to be a loving and merciful heathen than a heartless religious judge.” And still one more ‘gem’: “Know yourself: If you learn all of the mysteries of the cosmos, but fail to know yourself, you remain an educated fool.” Summary: A charmingly instructive little book, all readers should find something worthwhile reading.