Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Useful Bible Reference

The Proverbs in the Bible are one of the most useful sections for everyday use. Most of them have found their way into everyday wisdom. However, the arrangement in the Bible is not conducive to easily locating the proverb you want. Other reference books, such as Bartlett's Quotations can be used to find a specific proverb, but the proverbs are not necessarily presented in the most current Biblical translation.

Dallas has categorized the proverbs so that they are easily found under key words. While the categorization may not be perfect, it provides a good start for locating the proverb you want. I was also pleased to note that Dallas uses the New King James Version of the Bible. It's, in my view, a good translation for preserving the essence of the Bible as intended by the authors.

I think this is an excellent reference. It can be used by lay people and is also a handy reference for sermon preparation and for Bible study groups. I highly recommend this book as an addition to your library of Bible study tools.

I reviewed this book as part of the Thomas Nelson Booksneeze Program.