Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Book Review-Proverbs: Reconstructed by Gus Dallas
This is my review of Proverbs: Reconstructed by Gus Dallas. I received a complimentary copy through Thomas Nelson's Booksneeze program but this hasn't affected my review in any way.
Proverbs: Reconstructed is a topical rearrangement of the book of Proverbs out of the New King James Version. This version was possibly chosen because it is the closest modern equivalent to the socially familiar wording of the King James Version. Each topic has a "good" group of selections(expressing approved behavior) followed by a "bad" (unapproved) grouping.
I found this book to be an interesting way to read the Proverbs, as one is able to easily find a selection on most any general topic, especially in the Kindle edition of the book. I do feel that the arrangement serves the stated purpose of the author well as it does give one the means to learn God's practical instructions about how to (and not to) behave in this world. I enjoyed this book, and it is helpful. However, I wish that a another more modernly worded version had been used as I think it would have had more of an impact in today's society
and resulted in even more use among the masses.