"A substantial potion of the wisdom literature gives very practical instruction for
the daily subduing of the apparently random challenges we face between waking and sleeping. these instructions in turn are synchronized with God's sovereign administration of the planet through his built-in physical, social, psychological and spiritual principles
"Ecclesiastes is an intense exhortation along these lines. But what throws us off in this speech called Ecclesiastes is its uncensored, bottom-line assessment of reality based on an exploration autonomous from special revelation. Furthermore, the book is not palatable to those steeped in theological platitudes and whose theology never travels a block past Justification Street. Yet those who thirst for the required wisdom for holistic sanctification will listen exhaustively to the teachings of this biblical sage."