I started this book because I love the book of Proverbs. It holds so much wisdom and knowledge that I only can wish I'd fully understand. Bits and pieces, a few at a time.
Proverbs Reconstructed by Gus Dallas was written to simplify the Proverbs into one easy book that even a person who never opened the Bible could learn. In a way that's true. Dallas goes through the book of Proverbs and gleans every bit of wisdom he can find about a number of subjects. He takes the verses and separates them into the subjects. The book is lists of verses for just about any subject you can think of. Anything from abomination to feet, yes feet, and folly to, my favorite part, being a Godly wife.
While this book is a handy resource for someone looking for a quick Scripture reference, it's not anymore helpful than just reading the Word yourself. I was expecting more discussion, more practical explanations, ways to apply the verses to my life. As I said before, I enjoy the book of Proverbs. Breaking it up for no other reason than to list verses per subject was a bit disappointing to me. It took away the beauty of the prose and rhythm of the Proverbs. But if you're looking for references to the Proverbs this is your book! I plan on keeping it for that reason. It will be helpful as I raise my family in the Truth and as I return to Biblical counseling in the near future.
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Disclaimer: I received this book for free through Booksneeze.com for this review. The opinions expressed are my own.