Saturday, November 28, 2015

One Month of Proverbs and Prayers

"For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding." - Proverbs 2:6

So let's go for it.


Title:  Proverbs Prayers
Author:  John Mason
Publisher:  Revell 
Release Date:  September 15, 2015


      

ABOUT THE BOOK

Experience the wisdom of God in your life as never before

The book of Proverbs is a wellspring of wisdom, offering practical guidance for life and the tools to make good choices, withstand pressure, prioritize relationships, and avoid unnecessary trouble. 

Now bestselling author John Mason helps you make that wisdom a part of your inner life. For thirty-one days, he takes you through each chapter of Proverbs, unpacking the wisdom within and providing a heartfelt prayer based on the insights from that chapter. As you read and pray, you'll discover the principles found in this wisdom-packed book coming alive in your life in ways you may never have imagined.

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MY THOUGHTS

What do you think of when you read the book of Proverbs? For me, the first word that comes to mind is wisdom. I can give you a list of verses in Proverbs that just hits you with a profound amount of wisdom that you have no doubt it's the word of God.  With that said, what do you do with this wisdom? The answer? You ask and you pray. And that's what John Mason's Proverbs Prayers is about. It's about guiding us in prayers on the very wisdom that each chapter of Proverbs bestowed on us. 

There's 31 chapters, and in 31 days, John Mason's Proverbs Prayers will be with you as you read the book of Proverbs, and pray with you on the wisdom that is within each of those chapters. You don't have to do it in 31 days, or in a set schedule. Whichever way you plan on reading this, let it not only act as a Bible study of sort, but let it illuminate you the words and the knowledge that is in those 31 chapters, and then humble yourself in prayer. Don't know where to start? John's prayers after each chapter is a good start.  This book is pocket size, approximately 5.5" x 7.5" and set up with each chapter, printed first the corresponding chapter of Proverbs, and followed by prayers for that chapter, and it goes on for 31 chapters. Then at the end, there's an index of sorts of principles displayed in Proverbs, followed by a verse and then a little blurb regarding that principle.  Definitely easy to follow and easy to carry with you wherever you go. 

For the purpose of the review, I read through in a span of 2 weeks, but as I read each chapter, and then the prayers afterwards, I found a new purpose and goal to re-read this. I will pray these words whole-heartedly and trust in the Lord to guide me in understanding the wisdom He blessed us with in His Holy Book. And last, I want to share with you something the author said at the start of this book. 
"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. As you do, I believe God is going to show you some things you've never seen before." (9)

NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group for an honest review.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

John Mason is a minister, a popular speaker, and the bestselling author of many books, including An Enemy Called Average and You Can Do It--Even if Others Say You Can't. His books have sold nearly two million copies and have been translated into more than thirty languages. He is the founder and president of Insight International and Insight Publishing Group, organizations dedicated to helping people reach their God-given dreams. He lives in Oklahoma.

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