Books that have caught my eye.
Proverbs: Wisdom that Works
By Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.
Series edited by R. Kent Hughes
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.
I somehow missed this volume when it came out two years ago. Our men’s group will be looking at Proverbs this fall, so I’ll be looking at Ortlund’s treatment this summer.