Saturday, December 02, 2006

Purposeful Growth with The Intellectual Devotional

Revive your mind and exercise your brain on purpose. If your goal is to grow on purpose, to improve mind, body, and soul and become the best you can be, you’ll want a copy of The Intellectual Devotional by David S. Kidder and Noah D. Oppenheim. This is a wonderful resource, packed with intellectual information that will stimulate your mind, exercise your memory, and tickle your intellectual curiosity.

Modeled after spiritual and inspirational prayer devotionals, The Intellectual Devotional rewards its reader with a stimulating daily summary of information in one of seven areas of human knowledge.

Designed for once a day reading, The Intellectual Devotional will fit nicely on your nightstand or park in your briefcase for that daily kick of new information that keeps you mentally sharp and satisfies the curious mind.

Each day of the week is devoted to one of seven areas of human knowledge:
  • Monday is History
  • Tuesday is Literature
  • On Wednesday it’s Visual Arts
  • Thursday’s is Science
  • Friday is Music
  • Saturday features Philosophy
  • and Sunday is Religion

Each week the daily reading either advances the topic covered the previous week or introduces something new. Each reading provides a short summary of the topic and goes on to provide interesting and little known background information. I find the background facts intriguing and they make for great conversation around the water-cooler, coffee machine, or at your next party.

For example, you probably know that Michelangelo sculpted the famous statue of David. But did you know that he wasn’t the first choice to do this work? Another artist won the commission for the David sculpture, but he died shortly after beginning to work the block of marble. Michelangelo was the only artist willing to complete the David sculpture using the original artist’s marble block. What a great lesson in not allowing pride to obstruct an opportunity!

The Intellectual Devotional: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Roam Confidently with the Cultured Class(Rough Cut)The Intellectual Devotional will make a thoughful gift for that curious person on your Holiday list. Treat yourself to your own copy and enjoy the energy of stimulating your mind each day.

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