A Month of Wonders

Reflections on Life's Focus

by Robert W. Bailor



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 09/10/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781425956233

About the Book




            No one is born with a human operator’s manual attached.  We are challenged to come upon guidelines for successful living while already living.  It would be very helpful to know what to consider and to consider this well before we stumble badly.  A good philosophic self-help book would be much appreciated.    


            A Month of Wonders is just such a book.  Its purpose is to bring readers to special moments of discovery and delight.  With the format of a personal journal, A Month of Wonders offers thirty thought provoking yet accessible reflections, just enough to consider for a month.  It focuses on Wonder, Philosophy, Conceit, Self-Transcendence, Birth, Destiny, Death, Afterlife, Being Human (2), Incarnation, The Natural World (2), Love, Friendship (2), Sex, Forgiveness, Evil, Adversity, Suffering, Grace, The Sacred, Faith, God, Happiness, Hope, Joy, and Truth (2).  Each section begins with an easily remembered proverb expressing the overall point of the reflection.  Each reflection concludes with a sense that the reflection really ends with the reader’s further consideration.  The overall theme is this:  “Happiness requires proper focus of my life, not proper focus on my life.” 


            A Month of Wonders is meant as a companion to those who seek insights about the meaning of life for themselves.  The hope is that the process will be wonder-full.           

About the Author




            Bob Bailor received Philosophy degrees from Holy Cross College and Loyola University of Chicago.  He has taught Philosophy at Loyola of Chicago, Purdue University Calumet Campus, Ohio Dominican College and Columbus State Community College.  In 1998 his paper, "Teaching Philosophy as a Life Skill,” was published in Teaching Philosophy.  It has been used in college classes to aid aspiring Philosophy teachers.  In 1999 he published the book, Passion, Longing and God, a dramatic reflection on the question of the existence of God.  He lives in Westerville, Ohio with his wife, Mary Rose, and has three children.