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Proverbs

Wisdom That Works
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Explaining the heart of Proverbs, this new addition to the Preaching the Word series shows how to practically receive the wisdom God offers to those who fear him.

How exactly does one become wise? Pastor and teacher Ray Ortlund points out that the wisdom of God does not stand aloof, as if it were unattainable. Instead, he shows that wisdom graciously moves toward us, into our real world where we live and struggle day by day. Wisdom offers us her very best, if only we will listen. After all, "Wisdom cries aloud in the street, in the markets she raises her voice," and, if wisdom troubles herself to yell, there must be a reason to listen and a means to hear.

Ortlund unpacks the book of Proverbs in twenty-one straightforward sermons, providing a biblical worldview that opens up the higher meaning of money, sex, and power, as well as that of the daily routines of an average life. Drawing relevant parallels from ancient culture to present day, he helps the reader understand how the book of Proverbs is practical help for normal people going through everyday life. Most importantly, Ortlund shows how the Proverbs point to Jesus and his counsel for the perplexed, his strength for the defeated, his warning to the proud, his mercy for the broken. With careful treatment of the Scriptures and uncomplicated language, Proverbs: Wisdom that Works fills the vacuum between the layman's experience and the exegetical depth of many commentaries.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781581348835
    • Manufacturer: Crossway Books
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9781581348835
    • Publication Date: 03/01/2012
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Raymond C., Jr. Ortlund
    • Author: R. Kent Hughes
    • Page Count: 256
    • Weight: 0.97 pounds
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