Have you ever thought about the reason we use the phrase "the wisdom of the ages?" It's because we know there are truths that have existed for thousands of years. Modern wisdom is merely important knowledge that has been tested by many people for generations. When we read or hear wise sayings, we are only hearing reminders of what our ancestors knew. The Book of Proverbs is a book of reminders. The focus is not about theology. It's about life. It is the voice of a loving, experienced parent passing on to a willful child some basic truths that everyone should know. With emphasis on things like patience, godly living, revering the elderly, and the benefits of happiness, it chronicles the day-to-dayness of life and the smalland sometimes greatacts that turn into habits, good or bad. Those habits are the basis of what we call character. THE 101 MOST POWERFUL PROVERBS takes the best of the proverbs and details them for us. Filled with illustrations of daily life, it seeks to remind us of what's truly importantliving wisely, kindly, and well.