Socrates, Plato, and others described themselves as philo-sophia, or lovers of wisdom. In this book, David Jones collects wisdom stories from different cultures, religions, and eras and combines them in one readable collection using one main character, Sophia. These stories, though from many religions, cultures, and eras were all told by wisdom lovers. In their original form, they had vivid central characters like Baal Shem Tov, Mulla Nasruddin, Lao Tzu, Buddha, and others. For this collection, David Jones has rewritten them around a central, female character, Sophia.