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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.

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