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by Patsy Clairmont
Publisher:Thomas Nelson From TMD or Joining the Dots
Published:01 March 2010
This book takes as it’s starting point the book of proverbs and is aimed at women, however let me say this is a great small group resource for any group not just for women. So ok I admit the devotional chat styled main parts of each chapter/section are female centric stories, however with a little tweaking most of them can work for a mixed audience because the sentiments are almost universal, but what makes the book for me are not really the meat of the chapters, but rather the afters, that is to say the sections subtitled Bits & pieces, which are a series of questions that yes tie in with the chapters story but nonetheless are great questions for discussion starters or for more personal consideration. This with the themed scripture verses in the ‘hold onto the light’ section makes this an interesting and useful book to have around. I do have to admit though that I would have preferred the book had it not been aimed at the female market but rather just aimed at all – but then that’s because I don’t entirely agree with the men/woman divide becoming more prevalent. Wisdom is universal – that’s what this book is all about so we shouldn’t have to come at it from a make/female way, did we forget somewhere along the line that in Him is no male or female?
Still this aside it’s a good book and very easy to read, though worth taking a little time with.
Reviewer: Melanie Carroll (17/04/10)