In the age of technology that we live in, we can simply go to any search engine and search for any form of knowledge (good or bad) that we wish. However, this knowledge cannot be our goal. Rather wisdom is what we need from God to navigate through this life we live here on earth.
I requested B&H Publisher’s “God’s Book of Proverbs: Biblical Wisdom Arranged by Topic” as it intrigued me. I have seen some resources that give some topics with a few Proverb verses associated to the topic, but this one is the entire book of Proverbs, but arranged topically. Very handy reference when you’re looking for specific topics.
I received a copy of this book from B&H Publishing for me to do a review on it. In full disclosure, I was not required or requested by B&H Publishing to write a positive review.
I would give this book a 9.1 out of my normal 10 point rating scale. On a “5 star” scale that some websites use, I would give it a 5 star rating.
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I have seen many resources and even some books that provide a “If you are dealing with XYZ topic, turn to these Scriptures” kind of approach. Well, God’s Book of Proverbs is similar in approach, but it goes a step further.
Rather than just spitting out Scriptures relating to a topic, this book actually takes the entire book of Proverbs and categorizes each verse into topical categories. In fact, it groups every verse into one of 60 topics, providing you with a valuable tool to learn from God’s Word when you are dealing with specific topics.
The book utilizes the Christian Standard Bible (CSB) translation that I am growing to like more and more with the ease of readability. The usability of this book is very good and I would highly recommend it. Proverbs is a wonderful book of the Bible and we should be using it to seek after God’s wisdom. This book is a very practical and handy way to do just that as you can use it to the topics that relate to you or you are going through.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone that is wanting to dive into the wonderful wisdom of the Lord.
B&H Publishing provided me a copy of this book in exchange for my open and honest review.
DESCRIPTION OF THIS BOOK:
Type of Book: CSB General
Publisher: B&H Publishing
Publication Date: March 1, 2018
ISBN-13 of Book Reviewed: 978-1462780013
Price: At the time of writing this review, the cheapest place to get this hardcover book is from Christianbook.com. They have it for $7.49 – suggested retail from the publisher is $9.99. Please note that these prices do not include any potential shipping charges. You can also purchase this book in an eBook format for only 8.99
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|God’s Book of Proverbs: Biblical Wisdom Arranged by Topic, Clothbound Hardcover
By Holman Reference
* Do you need wisdom for daily living? Don’t leave home without this go-anywhere treasury! Topically and alphabetically arranged, profound verses from the Book of Proverbs provide practical insights concerning anger, beauty, discernment, faithfulness, friendship, happiness, love, patience, pride, the sovereignty of God, and more. Includes an article “Connecting Wisdom to Jesus.” 198 pages, hardcover from B&H.
•210 total pages
•Light tan ribbon marker
•Dimensions: 4.9 x 0.8 x 6.8 inches
The goal of the Book:
The goal is to provide a handy way of looking up all the Proverb verses related to specific topics. Think of it kind of like an index of the book of Proverbs in a handy manner to look at specific topics.
My Favorite Part:
I really do like how this book is indexed and laid out with the topics and related verses from Proverbs. It really makes using this book a very practical endeavor.
If you would like to have a very handy guide that lists out all of the Proverb verses by topics, then this book would be highly recommended.
Presentation Page (Presented To, By and On)
Foreword by Trevin Wax
How to Read God’s Book of Proverbs
Topical Listing of Proverb Verses
– Fear of the Lord
– The Heart
– Sovereignty of God
– Sowing & Reaping
From the publisher’s website: B&H Publishing Group, an imprint of LifeWay Christian Resources, is a team of mission-minded people with a passion for taking God’s Word to the world. Because we believe Every Word Matters® we seek to provide intentional, Bible-centered content that positively impacts the hearts and minds of people, inspiring them to build a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ. Among our print and digital releases for the trade, church, and academic markets, titles include The New York Times No. 1 bestsellers The Love Dare and The Vow, #1 CBA bestsellers I Am a Church Member and Fervent as well as the newly-revised Christian Standard Bible (CSB) version.
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