In Patsy Clairmont’s Kaleidoscope, you’ll see a refreshing perspective on the Proverbs. Patsy uses life experiences to explain or relate the Proverbs to life. The overall message of the book is don’t preconceived notions cloud how you read (or don’t read) the Bible. She did a lot of personal word study to better understand what the Proverbs are saying.
She definitely held my attention. It’s an easy read as it reads like a quick one point sermon. To be honest, I was a bit apprehensive to read this because she states somewhere that maybe God didn’t intend the Bible to be hard to read where the Bible clearly testifies that it may be difficult at times (read Peter writing about Paul). She makes it clear, though, that through her breaking down the texts word by word, she gained a new understanding. She holds true to the Bible in that at the end of each section she uses several other verses to show that she isn’t pulling out of thin air.
Would I recommend this book? Yes. It’s a great example on how to begin learning how to study the Bible and look at what it says first then why it says what is says (interpretation then application).
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