Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Proverbs Prayers

Praying the Wisdom of Proverbs for Your Life
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.
Proverbs Prayers 
Published September 15th 2015
 by Revell  
ISBN: 0800726782

Wisdom is supreme, 
therefore get wisdom.
Though is cost all you have;
get understanding. 
~Proverbs 4:7

My Thoughts:
What is wisdom?
How do you get it?
Webster's New World Dictionary defines wisdom as demonstrating "good judgement." Okay that makes sense, but how do you learn good judgement? Some might say through  knowledge and learning and that's true.  To obtain knowledge one must not only read their bible, but study it, pray about it and apply the principles to their lives.  
John Mason has written a book that takes you on a journey through the book of Proverbs. This is a 31 day journey, but this is a book that you will want to keep as reference.  Each day is designed where you will read a chapter, then reflect on what you have read then there is a prayer written that you can pray or use as guidance for your own prayer.  At the end of the book is a section titled, Proverbs Principles.  The area is in alphabetical order and lists 28 principles:
Achievement (Proverbs 24:3)
Advice (Proverbs 11:14)
Anger (Proverbs 16:32)
Character (Proverbs 10:9)
Compassion (Proverbs 14:31)
Conceit (Proverbs 26:12)
Diligence (Proverbs 6:6)
Direction (Proverbs 16:9)
Discipline (Proverbs 15:32)
Faith (Proverbs 29:25)
Friends (Proverbs 13:20)
Gossip (Proverbs 26:20)
Guidance (Proverbs 6:23)
Humility (Proverbs 27:12)
Knowledge (Proverbs 18:15)
Laziness (Proverbs 10:4)
Love (Proverbs 10:12)
Motivation (Proverbs 21:2)
Patience (Proverbs 28:20)
Peace (Proverbs 16:7)
Persistence (Proverbs 22:29)
Pride (Proverbs 16:18)
Righteousness (Proverbs 4:18)
Temptation (Proverbs 4:14)
Trust (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Vision (Proverbs 29:18)
Wisdom (Proverbs 4:7)
Words (Proverbs 15:23)
Each one is followed by encouraging insight in each passage to reflect upon and how to apply it to your life.  
This is not a long book being only 176 pages, but I strongly encourage you to take the 31 days to read and reflect.  Not intentional by the author I'm sure, but there is space after each section that I was able to take notes or jot down something that just stood out when reflection.  This is a book that you may give as a gift, but if your like me you will want to keep this book to go back to as reference time and again.  I have not read a book by John Mason before so he is a new author to me, but one I will definitely look for in the future.  
I would recommend this book to anyone.  

*I received this book free from the publisher through 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.     

Meet the Author:

 John Mason 
John Mason is a national best-selling author, noted speaker and executive author
coach. He is the founder and president of Insight International and Insight
Publishing Group.
He has authored fifteen books including An Enemy Called Average, You’re Born An
Original-Don’t Die A Copy, and Know Your Limits—Then Ignore Them which have
sold over 1.5 million copies and are translated into thirty-five languages throughout
the world. These books are widely known as a source of sound wisdom, genuine
motivation, and practical principles. His writings have been published in Reader’s
Digest along with numerous other national publications. And four of his books have
reached the #1 spot on Amazon best-seller lists.
Known for his quick wit, powerful thoughts and insightful ideas, he is a popular
speaker across the U.S. and around the world.
John and his wife, Linda, have four children: Michelle, Greg, Michael and David.
They reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Find John Online:
John Mason 

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