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Proverbs Reconstructed (Book Review)

Fridays are now “Resource Friday” around here on the ole’ website. This week’s resource is the book, Proverbs: “Reconstructed”.

Proverbs: “Reconstructed” (Gus Dallas, WestBow Press) is an incredible effort by the author to reorganize the Book of Proverbsinto topical categories for easy reference. I enjoy the wisdom in Proverbs and I greatly appreciate the author’s effort to make this book more usable.

The book breaks down Proverbs into virtually every possible category—both reasonable (fatherhood, wisdom, justice) and confusing (ant, apple, bear, dog)—and defines each category as “Good” or “Bad”, or divides the proverbs on a topic into each definition, as needed.

It is handy to be able to save time, pick up this book and quickly find a few words of wisdom from this ancient text. I prefer a different translation, but as a quick reference, it’s great. The book is fairly-priced just below $10 for both the paperback and Kindle versions.

I cannot tell from the book itself (and I’m not going to take the time to verify myself) if it contains all of Proverbs, or leaves out any that do not fall into a particular category. There are plenty of categories that have only one or two verses within them, so I assume it is fully inclusive. Nevertheless, an assumption.

Despite some critiques, I recommend this book. In leadership—whether inside or outside the home—sometimes we need just a little inspiration at a moment’s notice. The ancient texts of the Book of Proverbs is perfect for a moment’s reflection and now, thanks to the author of Proverbs: Reconstructed, we have an easy way to access it when we only have a moment.

Disclaimer: I was provided a free copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for a review. I was not required to give a positive review. Links to the book in this review are affiliate links. This review is fully my opinion and not a paid advertisement.

By Brandon Kraft

My life is an open-source book.

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