About the Book
Since the beginning of time, mankind had desperately sought what he had found, but Paul, a first century Jew, was the first to find it…or was he just the first to write everyone and tell everyone about it?
He hadn’t even been looking for it when he had found it, but when he stumbled upon it he knew he had something everyone would want and fortunately for us, Paul was too excited about what he had found to keep this secret to himself. As one might expect, Paul’s account of what he had found caused quite a stir in his day and has continued to powerfully impact the lives of those thousands who have followed his example down through the centuries.
Because Paul’s account has been told and retold so many times in so many languages, and because times and terms have changed so drastically over the centuries, Paul’s first-century, first-hand, how-to account has been all but lost to us today.
We don’t have to guess what Paul was writing about. All we have to do is look at what he wrote: “I have learned how to be content (satisfied to the point where I am not disturbed or disquieted) in whatever state I am. I know how to be abased and live humbly in straitened circumstances, and I know also how to enjoy plenty and live in abundance. I have learned in any and all circumstances the secret of facing every situation, whether well-fed or going hungry, having a sufficiency and enough to spare or going without and being in want.”
If he were still writing today Paul might call his book, Living Beyond the Cycle of Defeat: Finding More Power than Self-discipline can Deliver.