Monday, March 8, 2010

"Kaleidoscope" by Patsy Clairmont

A kaleidoscope offers us a multitude of colors and shapes as we turn it and face the light. Patsy Clairmont has let us see the book of Proverbs as a kaleidoscope - turned toward our own lives, and held up to the light. Scripture combined with wisdom and personal stories, as well as reflection questions and complementary Bible passages, provide a daily devotional that can easily be expanded to a group setting. There are thirty-three chapters, making it easy to read once a month.

I really enjoyed reading this book. Each chapter is a short glimpse into a Proverb that is easy to read and apply. The added questions really make you think and ponder how it fits into your life, making this book wonderful for personal or group study. I found myself wanting to read more, breaking out my Bible to read the context of each verse. Good books encourage you to learn, to dig deeper, and Patsy Clairmont has a hit on her hands! I plan to give this as a gift, to recommend it to ladies' groups, and to re-read it as a personal devotional.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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