|About the Book|
The Lost Book of Sirach! One might ask, why read this book? Well, maybe because you are curious about who Sirach was, what his book is about or why it is considered lost. Maybe you just need a distraction on a plane or during a long car ride. Or,MoreThe Lost Book of Sirach! One might ask, why read this book? Well, maybe because you are curious about who Sirach was, what his book is about or why it is considered lost. Maybe you just need a distraction on a plane or during a long car ride. Or, maybe you believe this book to be a mystical book from the past or a book about a treasure of sorts and this interests you- then you may be very close to the truth.Let me satisfy a bit more of your curiosity- This book holds the mystical and wise writings from a very learned family that lived over 2,100 years ago. A person ironically named Jesus (who was the son of a man called Eleazar who was the son of a man named Sirach) translated the Book of Sirach in about 132 BC. His grandfather Sirach wrote the original version around 175 to 200 BC!The Book of Sirach is rich in knowledge, experience, and true wisdom, and speaks very succinctly about life as it existed at that time in surprising detail. It focuses on relationships between God and man, man and woman, and parent and child. Also, it speaks to friendships, foes, relatives, and strangers. It covers nearly every possible relationship and issue, like poverty and wealth and moral codes, very much like the issues we struggle with today.The book written here, entwined with the resurrection of the original Book of Sirach, also contains a rather daring translation or interpretation of sorts. The author has attempted to convert the language, situations, and metaphors documented over 2,100 years ago into similar social interactions and experiences of today in order to help apply the original book’s gifts and wisdom into our daily lives.In addition to the author’s efforts of reflection/interpretation, he has also included within this book the original text. This allows the reader a side-by-side comparison of the original and the reflection so nothing is lost from the journey started roughly 2,200 years ago to today.The Lost Book of Sirach is a gift, a gift to you and generations to come. A gift that, if read and applied, can change the face of this nation and this world by solving many of our ills. Please join the author in reading and sharing this book so it will never again hold the title of “lost”!