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Abraham Ozo
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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Sage Advice" by Richard K. Borden.]
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5 out of 5 stars
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For centuries, there have been guiding principles that have stood the test of time on how people can live a successful and flourishing life. Modern times have judged these principles against cultural and societal standards, distracting people from the consistent principles formulated by ancient sages and wise men. However, these principles remain true, reliable, and effective. Sage Advice  by Richard K. Borden is a compilation of wise maxims by eighteen sages from different historical, cultural, and religious eras of our time and times beyond that. In this book, Richard compiles great men's quotes to reveal the perfect recipe for a successful and fulfilling life.
 
There are lots of positive aspects to this book. The major objective of this book is for the readers to appreciate age-long life principles formulated by great men and women who have lived incredible lives worthy of emulation. To achieve this objective, the author took his time narrating the lives of these great personalities. Their childhood, family, upbringing, education, successes, failures, and deaths were all captured in brief accounts. The author gave reasons for his selection as well as the historical, religious, political, and cultural contexts in which the quotes were made.
 
To further facilitate the reading experience, he addressed religious matters that may cause concern for some readers. In narrating the life of Jesus, he intentionally excluded his miracles and focused on facts. For Muhammad, he took into cognizance the sensitivity of the quotes from the Koran since the Muslims deem it to be the direct word of Allah. All these and more show the great thought, effort, and research put into the book. The amount of effort put into organization is evident throughout the book. The preface and introduction laid the proper foundation for the book. The author listed the eighteen sages he was to consider and included pictorial illustrations to depict the historical and geographical contexts of the maxims. The maxims were further grouped into themes. 
 
The book was professionally edited. I found just one error in the book. There were no negative aspects to the book for me. The book was well-written and, most importantly, exposed essential virtues necessary to live a good life. I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars. This book is recommended to anyone who enjoys historical books, biographies, or books on wise sayings.
 
 

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:P An inspirational book that helps you understand various cultural and religious backgrounds, which may be new to you. This contributes to broadening your horizons and understanding of cultural diversity in the world.
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This book explores timeless life principles through the look of different historical figures. It's a comprehensive journey through the lives and teachings of great men and women, skillfully contextualized within historical, religious, and cultural frameworks.
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I must say, after reading this detailed review of "Sage Advice" by Richard K. Borden, I am convinced that this book is indeed a good read. With its compilation of wise maxims from various sages throughout history, it offers a timeless guide on living a successful and fulfilling life. The author's efforts in researching and presenting the lives of these great personalities are commendable, and the organization of the book seems well-thought-out. Additionally, the inclusion of religious sensitivity and the professional editing are noteworthy. Overall, I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars and would recommend it to those interested in historical books, biographies, or wise sayings. Powerful themes, explored with sensitivity and depth.
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