Monday, November 9, 2015

Proverbs Prayers by John Mason

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Proverbs Prayers
by John Mason

ISBN-13: 9780800726782
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Revell
Released: September 15, 2015

Source: Review copy from the publisher.

Book Description from Back Cover:
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.

My Review:
Proverbs Prayers is about praying the principles found in Proverbs. The author included each chapter of Proverbs (NASB version) and a matching prayer based on the principles taught in that chapter. He didn't use the words directly from the verses, but it's close, and he made each prayer personal. For example, the prayer for Proverbs 15 started out, "Lord, if I have an occasion to be angry today, help me to give a peaceful response instead. Keep me from saying hard or hurtful words that stir up more anger."

Each chapter from Proverbs was printed as one big chunk, with no paragraphs or other white space. I found this difficult to read, so I ended up reading the chapter elsewhere then coming back to this book for the prayer section. I liked how he converted the proverbs into a personal, practical prayer. These are prayers you'll read/pray again and again.

I'd recommend this book to those who like to pray Scripture and who like some help with it.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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