Today there are 100s of gurus teaching human philosophies and wisdom as art of living. I have even read lot of them. The last such author whom I read is Robin Sharma. I have all his books in my library.
But there is one book which I read and found to be divinely inspired and superior to all the other books is Help in Daily Living by Ellen White inspired by the Spirit of God.
If you really want to learn The Art and science of Living I recommend this book.
Few of my favourite quotes from this book
Our heavenly Father has a thousand ways to provide for us of which we know nothing. Those who accept the one principle of making the service of God supreme, will find perplexities vanish and a plain path before their feet. HDL 21.
Man can shape circumstances, but circumstances should not be allowed to shape the man. We should seize upon circumstances as instruments by which to work. We are to master them, but should not permit them to master us. HDL 45.
The faithful discharge of today’s duties is the best preparation for tomorrow’s trials. Do not gather together all tomorrow’s liabilities and cares and add them to the burden of today. “Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” Matthew 6:34. HDL 21.
Often our plans fail that God’s plans for us may succeed. HDL 12.
often He who understands us better than we understand ourselves refuses to permit us selfishly to seek the gratification of our own ambition. HDL 12
The strongest argument in favor of the gospel is a loving and lovable Christian. HDL 8
Christ in His life on earth made no plans for Himself. He accepted God’s plans for Him, and day by day the Father unfolded His plans. So should we depend upon God, that our lives may be the simple outworking of His will. As we commit our ways to Him, He will direct our steps. HDL 18
God never leads His children otherwise than they would choose to be led, if they could see the end from the beginning and discern the glory of the purpose which they are fulfilling as co – workers with Him. HDL 19.