Tuesday, August 22, 2017

31 Proverbs to Light Your Path by Liz Curtis Higgs

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Awhile ago, I reviewed her book of 31 Verses to Write on Your Heart. This is very similar to that book. It's been awhile since I read that book, but I think I liked this one better, but I have no idea why.

This would be a great book to take a month to read and read one chapter a day. She expounds on each phrase in the verse and most chapters start with an illustration or story of some kind. Some of the verses were quite applicable to my life. At the end of the chapter, she has a short one minute exercise she wants the reader to do. This can be anything from putting some cash in an envelope to give to the person the Lord prompts you to give to, to listing all the things you can think of to be grateful for in 60 seconds, to laying your clothes out for the next morning. It appears random, but does go along with the context of the verse that was just studied.

There is also a study guide at the back of the book to go with each chapter, so you could do it as a devotional for yourself or as a Bible study with your friends or Bible study group. One thing I like about the book is that Liz uses a lot of different Bible translations and uses them to help interpret what the verse is saying.

Some of my favorite verses or verses that I needed to hear right now are: "Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness." Proverbs 16:31.  As I fight against the increasing gray that is coming on the top of my head!!!

"Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring." Proverbs 27:1. I like to have a plan in place and then execute my plan and I can be frustrated with interruptions and spontaneity. This is a good reminder for me to leave everything open-ended or open-handed for God to use my day as He sees fit, not as I see fit.

I received this book from Blogging for Books and was not required to write a positive review.


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