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Truth on Its Head: Unusual Wisdom in the Paradoxes of the Bible

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In Truth on Its Head, well-known author Warren Wiersbe helps Christians navigate skillfully through life. He does so by studying 15 paradoxes of the Bible, showing how they teach us to make sense of the many mysteries of life.

According to British essayist G. K. Chesterton, a paradox is “truth standing on its head to gain attention.” Not only does a paradox call attention to itself, but it also provides unusual wisdom. Because we live in an upside-down kingdom, biblical paradoxes explain how something seemingly on its head is actually right-side up.

Top Highlights

“He called the fear of the Lord ‘the fear that casts out every other fear,’ and he is right!” (Page 7)

“Knowing and respecting the instructors is as important as knowing and receiving the lessons they teach. Knowledge deals primarily with people, places, things, facts, and events; but wisdom pulls it all together and reveals values, principles, and truths. It is important to know the who, what, when, and where of life; but we also need to know the why and the how. Wisdom is the correct use of knowledge for the building of character and a successful life.” (Page 6)

“How do God’s people properly balance the fear of the Lord with the joy of the Lord? We must know the word of God and trust it and we must yield to the Holy Spirit and allow Him to fill us and work in our lives.” (Page 7)

“Strength that knows itself to be strength becomes weakness, but weakness that knows itself to be weakness becomes strength.” (Page 12)

“A paradox is a statement that attracts attention because it seems to be contradictory. This arouses curiosity and we are puzzled. But as we meditate on the statement, we go deeper into some important facet of life and learn something new. Paradoxes are marvelous instructors.” (Page vii)


  • Contradiction Becomes Illumination
  • The Joyful Fear of the Lord
  • When We Are Weak, We Can Be Strong
  • The More We Give, the More We Receive
  • When We Choose to Go Down, God Lifts Us Up
  • Our Foolishness Leads Us to God’s Wisdom
  • By Standing Still, We Go Forward
  • We Must Lose Our Life to Save It
  • When Light Becomes Darkness
  • Unknown, and Yet Well Known
  • Sorrowing Yet Always Rejoicing
  • We Lead Others by Serving Them
  • Knowing Love That Passes Knowledge
  • We See the Invisible
  • Losing What You Never Had
  • We Are Yoked to Be Free

Product Details

  • Title: Truth on Its Head: Unusual Wisdom in the Paradoxes of the Bible
  • Author: Warren W. Wiersbe
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Pages: 152
  • Format: Logos Digital, Paperback
  • Trim Size: 5.5x8.5
  • ISBN: 9781683591764

About Warren W. Wiersbe

Warren W. Wiersbe is a former pastor of three churches, including historic Moody Church in Chicago, radio teacher at Back to the Bible, conference speaker, and a prolific writer of more than 150 books.


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