Wednesday, 10 November 2010
About the Book:
For over two thousand years to book of Proverbs has provided wise counsel and spiritual direction for Gods People. The short,
rapid style and the piercing truths of Proverbs penetrate the readers hearts, challenging them to align their lives with the wisdom they proclaim. Roaring Lions, Cracking Rocks and other Gems from Proverbs brings the ancient Proverbs into contemporary focus by applying their truths to modern situations. Marriage, Parenting, Friendship, Work, Money and other topics are brought under the scrutiny of this ancient wisdom. Each chapter in Roaring Lions is a short essay on a specific Proverb that makes Gods Word to you come alive with fresh relevance.
About the Author:
Warren Baldwin lives in Ulysses, KS with his wife Cheryl. They have three children: Wes, Jenny, and Kristin. Warren attended Freed-Hardeman University, Harding Graduate School, and Abilene Christian University. He and Cheryl have ministered with churches in Florida, Wyoming, and Kansas. The Baldwins enjoy sports, Bible camps and traveling.
When my friend and fellow blogger Warren Baldwin announced the release of his book "Roaring Lions, Cracking Rocks and Other Gems from Proverbs" I knew it was a book I HAD to HAVE!! If you have ever read Warren's blog you know He is Full of Wisdom himself so I KNEW we were in for a treat in reading his new book! Boy was I right!
In making a plan for my Bible reading as a new Christian, It was suggested to me to read one Proverb a day since there is exactly one Proverb for each day of the month! Gods Word can say one thing on one day and something totally different the next!! I have never thought "Oh I've already read that Proverb" or that Scripture. Warren's book Roaring Lions, Cracking Rocks is excellent and I guess for me, would best be described as a Proverbs Devotional! There are different "sections" with about 15 readings on each section. Topics range from Parents, Children, Discipline, Gods Will, Relationships and more! Warren shares from personal experiences as well as Biblical examples and how they relate to Proverbs.
We all know that Proverbs teaches us how we should live our lives on a daily basis. Warren writes in a way that makes you feel like HE is speaking right to you, Not at you but specifically TO you !! I really appreciated this and I know I will continue to glean from Roaring Lions, Cracking Rocks for years to come!!
I would recommend this to anyone and everyone! Definitely 5 out of 5 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Thank you Warren for allowing me your book for review ! It is one I will cherish ALWAYS!