Life is brief and sometimes unfair.
Good things happen to bad people, and bad things happen to good people. The hard work of one generation is squandered by the next. What’s the point? Do we gain anything by living well during our time ‘under the sun’, or does it all amount to nothing?
These are the questions to which the one who calls himself ‘the Preacher’ applies his mind and his considerable financial resources. He seeks answers to life’s biggest questions, experimenting and investigating the world around him. Thousands of years later, we can read his observations and conclusions in the book of Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament.
But his world is our world. His questions are our questions. And so the Preacher’s careful observations, honest answers and bold conclusions demand our attention and push us to look ‘beyond the sun’ for ultimate meaning.