By John Mason
Published by Revell
BACK COVER: One of the most popular books of the Bible, Proverbs offers practical guidance for life and the tools to make good choices, withstand pressure, prioritize relationships, and avoid unnecessary trouble. In these pages, John Mason helps readers make God's wisdom a part of their inner lives, offering each chapter from Proverbs followed by a heartfelt prayer that covers the insights from that chapter. In thirty-one days, readers can pray all of the wisdom of Proverbs for their lives, experiencing God's wisdom as never before and finding encouragement, peace, answers, and a better life.
REVIEW: Proverbs 4:7 “The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom; and with all you’re acquiring, get understanding.”
The author states, “Proverbs Prayers is a book written to help you pray these Scriptures. God can change you when you open your life to Him. When you read each proverb and pray the corresponding prayer, you will be asking the Lord to cause every promise and principle from that chapter to come alive in your life.”
He continues, “Allow the Word of God to speak wisdom into your life. Ask God to help you make daily decisions that reflect good judgment…You’ll soon discover that His wisdom breaks chains, unlocks doors, and illuminates your path!”
There are 31 Proverbs in this devotional type book. Proverbs 24 says, “Do not be envious of evil men, nor desire to be with them:” it goes on. The author has a prayer that follows. It starts out like this, “Lord, keep me from becoming jealous of ungodly people today. Remove from me any desire to be with them or like them. Their hearts plot evil schemes and destruction. Their words are full of trouble. Are there people like that who are influencing my life? Please show me who they are so I can discontinue my relationship with them.”
I like how this author helps you apply the Word of God to your life through prayer. This makes a great devotional and study book. I look forward to reading the Proverbs with this author’s insight. I also look forward to praying the prayers and asking God to give me additional things to watch for in prayer.
I also liked that the author has a section in the back of this book showing Proverbs Principles. Listed are principles like Achievement, Advice etc. It starts out with a proverb scripture reference. Then gives a paragraph describing the principle. I found this list very helpful.
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