Thursday, September 20, 2012

Book Review: Proverbs Prayers by John Mason - Praying the Wisdom of Proverbs into Your Life Every Day

I really enjoy starting and ending the day with a light heart, and one way I do that is to read devotionals. The one I'm reading now is called Proverbs Prayers: Praying the Wisdom of Proverbs into Your Life Every Day by John Mason.  It is a 31-day devotional that takes about 5-10 minutes tops per day to read and process.

The thing I love about this devotional is that it focuses solely on the Biblical Book of Proverbs, which I have always found to be positive and life-affirming.  Proverbs contains 31 chapters, making this a perfect one-month devotional.  Author John Mason has included one chapter per day, which is followed by a related prayer.  He challenges readers to read through each chapter and read the following prayer, so that readers can start to see the wisdom God has provided which can be applied to daily life.

I loved working through Proverbs this way, but honestly, it did take me more than 31 days as some days were harder to read through (I needed to re-read some passages to try to really understand what I was reading), but it was worth it.

I especially liked the Proverbs Principles at the end of the book.  They include topics, and definitions as found within the words of Proverbs: Achievement, Advice, Anger, Character, Compassion, Conceit, Diligence, Direction, Discipline, Faith, Friends, Gossip, Guidance, Humility, Knowledge, Laziness, Love, Motivation, Patience, Persistence, Peace, Price, Righteousness, Temptation, Trust, Vision, Wisdom and Words.

This is a beautiful gift-quality book in soft-cover (and available on Kindle), with full-color cover, torn edged pages (adding some texture and beauty to the book), and burnished red accents throughout the book (titles, verse numbers, page numbers), and the folded cover makes it easy to keep your spot in the book.

Proverbs Prayers: Praying the Wisdom of Proverbs into Your Life Every Day (A 31-Day Devotional Journey)
by John Mason

Summerside Press (August 1, 2012) ~ 160 pages
Non-Fiction / Religion / Christian Life / Devotional

Edition Reviewed: Paperback - Review copy received in coordination with LitFuse Publicity for this blog tour, many thanks to both the author and the publisher for sending me a copy to review!


About the Book:
Praying the Wisdom of Proverbs into Your Life Every Day

Experience God’s wisdom as never before and find encouragement, peace, answers, and a better life through this devotional prayer book.

Many people read a chapter a day from the book of Proverbs as a regular devotional practice. They consider it their favorite book in the Bible because its daily practical guidance offers tools to make the right choices and have the inner strength to stand against pressure, size up a situation and know how to respond, make fewer careless mistakes, and avoid unnecessary trouble.

In these pages, readers will find a chapter from Proverbs followed by a heartfelt prayer that includes all of the insights from that chapter. In a mere thirty-one days they can pray all of the wisdom of Proverbs for their lives.

About the Author: (from the publisher's site)
John Mason is an author with over 1.2 million books in print, including “An Enemy Called Average”, “You’re Born an Original- Don’t Die a Copy”, and “Let Go of Whatever Makes You Stop”.

He is the founder and president of Insight International, an organization dedicated to helping people reach their dreams and fulfill their destiny. John is in great demand as a speaker throughout the United States and abroad. Learn more about John on his website: http://www.freshword.com

Find out more about John at http://www.freshword.com.

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