Five Foundations of Human Development

A Proposal for Our Survival in the Twenty-First Century and the New Millennium

by Errol A. Gibbs & Philip A. Grey



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/8/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 584
ISBN : 9781456737726
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 584
ISBN : 9781456737719
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 584
ISBN : 9781456737702

About the Book

Five Foundations of Human Development (FFHD) is a philosophical, religious, and practical discourse on human development based on the following five foundations: Spiritual, Moral, Social, Intellectual, and Physical. The authors proffer that human beings possess the capacity to rise to a higher state of civilization when we allow ‘Spiritual Intelligence’ to underpin ‘human intelligence’ as our capable guide. The indomitable spirit within human beings that brought civilization out of the Dark Ages and into an Age of Enlightenment demonstrates our capacity to transcend moral hope and optimism for a better world with peaceful coexistence among individuals, families, and nations. This book will help inform, enlighten, and empower individuals and leaders in such fields as engineering, science, religion, politics, the military, and other great institutions to engender solutions to the myriad of unsolved problems of past centuries, problems of the present, and emerging problems of the future. Problems, such as wars, genocide, greed, and the exploitation of human beings begin within our destructive spiritual nature and manifest in the physical nature. Therefore, solutions also lie in the spiritual realm as a counterbalance to the natural realm of human existence. FFHD is a blueprint for human survival based on adherence to physical laws and spiritual laws that transcend a belief in an omnipotent (all powerful), omnipresent (everywhere) and omniscient (all knowing) being. It will awaken the conscience to comprehend the life–threatening issues that face humankind. The solutions, therefore, cannot merely be left only to the educated elite, the military forces, and those in high public and private office. The global significance of this book is that it informs a more communal view of our world. It is the only perspective that will allow us to enter the global village prepared for the racial, social, cultural, environmental, and economic challenges that lie ahead.

About the Author

Errol Gibbs and Philip Grey bring a unique collaboration to their seminal work, Five Foundations of Human Development (FFHD). Combined, they have travel experience in thirty–two countries, including, Belgium, Cameroon, China, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, and Singapore. Their experiential background has fostered a unique understanding of the challenges that face humanity in the modern age. Their aggregate knowledge can lead to the betterment of humanity. Errol is a devout Christian who made an irreversible commitment to the faith through baptism in May, 1983. In 2003, he made a life–changing decision to relinquish a career in Engineering (Project Management), to commit to search for answers to problems that afflict humanity. Five years of research in the Holy Bible, not as an academic study, but for its basic spiritual truths, underpins his new and inspiring perspectives. His scientific background informs the need for congruity between the spiritual and the natural world we struggle to comprehend. Errol immigrated to Canada from Trinidad in his mid–twenties. He lived in the United States for five years and currently resides in Milton, Ontario, Canada. Philip is an international evangelist, author, and motivational speaker. He was born in the United Kingdom, where he lived until his mid–twenties. Philip also lived in Liberia, West Africa for three years, and in the United States of America for nine years. He currently resides in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Philip has an extensive background in international ministerial research and practice. He has held positions from youth pastor to National World Missions director with the Church of God. Philip has also served on an International Leadership Advance Conference Committee; a regional council for Ontario Churches, the Ontario Ministerial Development and Credentialing Board, and was a member of the Board of Directors for the International Bible College, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada.