Proverbs: Wisdom that Works

byRaymond C. Ortlund Jr.

Hardcover | March 31, 2012

Proverbs: Wisdom that Works by Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.
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How exactly does one become wise? With the overwhelming flood of information and opinion in our times-much of it a mixture of spin, sound bites, and trivialities-it is crucial we turn back to the Bible and pay close attention to the deep insights that have stood the test of time.

Proverbs 1:20 tells us that "Wisdom cries aloud in the street, in the markets she raises her voice." The wisdom of God does not stand aloof, but instead graciously moves toward us, into the world where we live and struggle day by day-offering us her very best, if we will only listen.

Pastor and teacher Ray Ortlund unpacks the book of Proverbs in twenty-one straightforward sermons, providing a biblical worldview on everything from money, sex, and power to that of the daily routines of an average life. Drawing relevant parallels from ancient culture to present day, he helps us understand how the book of Proverbs is practical help for ordinary 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 bridges the gap between real-life experience and the scholarly depth of many commentaries.

Part of the Preaching the Word series.

Raymond C. Ortlund Jr. is the pastor of Immanuel Church in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of several books, including the Preaching the Word commentary on Isaiah, as well as a contributor to the ESV Study Bible. He and his wife, Jani, have four children.R. Kent Hughes (DMin, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is senior pastor...
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Title:Proverbs: Wisdom that WorksFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:224 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:224 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.98 inPublished:March 31, 2012Publisher:CrosswayLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1581348835

ISBN - 13:9781581348835

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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