Proverbs: The Ways of Wisdom leads the reader in a detailed study of this book of wisdom literature. Each lesson's five days of questions (along with helpful comments and context) guide in a process of careful examination and application of the biblical text. Early lessons explore the background, shape, and theme of the entire book. The bulk of the lessons dig into Proverbs' poetic kaleidoscope of wisdom-themes: words, work, neighbors and friends, marriage and family, sex, money, planning for the future.
Proverbs: The Ways of Wisdom, Living Word Bible Studies
Our ladies Bible study group is halfway through this study. It is a thorough study and definitely focused on scripture... God's wise words to us. We like the breakdown of the chapters, each speaking to different life applications. This study also is very helpful in teaching us how to properly use the book of proverbs as a whole, rather than quips here and there.
The "Notes for Leaders" section is good. The only thing that would be helpful to me as the guide ("fellow searcher of the scriptures") is more material to share when our group gathers together. I spend extra time looking up supporting scriptures and some extra commentary. Otherwise, our time together would be a repeat of what each one has done during their week. The breakdown in small 5-day portions is great. This would be an excellent study to do on your own, however the sharing in our group study is always rewarding.
February 27, 2013
Our church used this book for our Spring Bible study last year. I can not say enough about how much this study has helped me! This study is packed with things that we deal with in everyday life! I was suffering with migraine headaches at the time of the study. It meant so much to me to be there, I'd crawl out of bed and get my daughters ready and go despite having the headaches. I felt that God was using this study in a mighty way to shape my heart and I didn't want to miss anything!! Praise the Lord, he's taken the migraines away now!
August 10, 2008