31 Proverbs to Light Your Path
by Liz Curtis Higgs
Proverbs tends to be one of the hardest books of the Bible for me to read. It’s full of wise sayings an directions for life, of course, but some of the Proverbs are hard to understand without their cultural and historical context. Besides that, the chapters aren’t a cohesive whole. Instead, the verses jump for thought to thought to completely different thought.
Since I struggle sometimes with Proverbs, I was excited to use Liz Curtis Higgs’s book, 31 Proverbs to Light Your Path, as a study guide/devotional when reading this book of the Bible. I’ve loved Liz’s writing style since I first read Bad Girls of the Bible. She examines every verse line by line and sometimes even word by word, using multiple translations to give flavor, context, and greater understanding.
In this book, she studied 31 favorite verses from the book of Proverbs. Each chapter begins with the chosen verse, offers a brief and refreshing devotional/study of that verse, and ends with a prayer. She also includes a “One Minute, One Step” activity after each chapter. These activities are designed to help you put the proverb into practice, but they are also easy and accessible—truly it would take about one minute to do them.
I used this book as a devotional while I read the book of Proverbs. Liz also includes a Study Guide at the back of the book for book clubs, small groups, and Sunday School classes, or for an individual who wants to journal or dig deeper into the book content.
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