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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Book Review - Proverbs Reconstructed

I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson, I received nothing in return for this review and I am not employed by Thomas Nelson.

I review for BookSneeze®

Disappointment is all that I have for this book. I had high hopes and selected this book because we are studying Proverbs at church. But the book is set up to be grouped by subject. I downloaded the book onto my Kindle and it was very hard to navigate. I couldn't find specific chapter and verse and when I did it was grouped with other on the same topic but not necessarily with the same context and never able to navigate to the next verse from there. I found it very hard to study the Proverbs with Gus Dallas' book. I had hoped the book would be a good study tool. It was not.

A reader looking for specific Proverbs on a certain topic would find this book useful. The contents are actually listed by topic. So on my Kindle I went to the contents and selected a topic. If I selected money it took me straight to Proverbs on money. (Kind of like a thesaurus) Then the book lists verses that mention money (good) and then a list of verses that mention money (bad).

Overall, I guess, for the sake of newsletters and devotionals, "Proverbs Reconstructed" is a suitable addition to the Christian's library. But if I were giving it stars, I'd be hard pressed to give it three.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

It's Spring!

It is spring and the flowers are blooming. I love this time of year. Not too hot, not too cold. Just right!

There is a tree across the street from my house that has been struggling with the change in season. You see, that tree has believed we have already had spring twice this year, donning a bouquet of white blooms, making noses run and throats itch through the winter months.  My husband, who suffers greatly with allergies is not having fun, but the bees are surely enjoying the early treat have come and gone and come and gone.

And bees, as Winnie the Pooh suggests,  mean honey, and where I live, that means honey sticks at the local farmers market. The treats and visions of spring. Kinda makes you smile.