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Prescription for an Ailing World

  • By Wayne Allen
In 1924, an Australian minister observed that while the world may be getting better off, the world is not getting better. Almost one hundred years have passed and little has changed. No doubt people today are healthier and wealthier than ever before. But people do not seem to be any more virtuous. New technologies have changed the way people live, but violence, torture, terrorism, cruelty, deception, dishonesty, and disrespect continue to threaten how well people live. Wayne Allen argues that while humanity may be ailing, it is not beyond treatment and cure. By embracing ten essential principles rooted in the Bible and putting them into practice it is possible to make people better. Allen takes the reader through a tour of the sad state of moral health of humanity and suggests a remedy. With remarkable humor and sharp insight, Allen will bring readers to an appreciation of how the world can be transformed. ""Prescription for an Ailing World--a truly grandiose title. Beneath the grandiosity is profound wisdom, insight, clarity. Wayne Allen more than delivers on the promise in the title. He inspires, without condescension. And you will love his mezuzah solution. This is one of those rare books that, if properly understood and implemented, can actually make a difference."" --Reuven P. Bulka, Rabbi Emeritus and President/CEO, Kind Canada Genereux ""Prescription for an Ailing World is a highly readable ground-breaking book which asks two fundamental questions: What qualities are needed to make the world a better place? And how can these traits be incorporated into our daily lives? More than theory, the book illustrates and enlivens each concept with anecdotes and references to biblical and traditional sources, showing how we humans can co-partner (in a modest way) with God in helping to heal a world in serious trouble. A thoughtful, insightful book that stresses the action needed for a world gone way off the track. Well worth reading . . . and heeding "" --Barrie Wilson, Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar, York University, Toronto Wayne Allen, PhD, has taught at the American Jewish University, California State University Long Beach, and the University of Waterloo. He is also an ordained rabbi and author of Perspectives on Jewish Law and Contemporary Issues (2009) and Further Perspectives on Jewish Law and Contemporary Issues (2011).

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    • SKU: 9781532615689
    • Manufacturer: Wipf & Stock Publ
    • ISBN 13: 9781532615689
    • Publication Date: 09/01/2017
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Wayne Allen
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