Feb 28, 2010

"Kaleidoscope" by Patsy Clairmont

"Kaleidoscope" as the name suggests, is a random yet beautiful collection of short insights on some prominent verses from the book of Proverbs, by Patsy Clairmont. This she brings to life, with examples from her everyday life experiences and her inescapable humor.

The book has a study guide kind of approach. Each chapter in the book is based on a verse from Proverbs which is beautifully explained through various examples from Patsy's experiences. She even makes it easy to understand some of life's tough situations in the light of Proverbs. At the end of the chapters there are questions which helps one connect, even more deeply with what has been laid out in the chapter. The chapters end with a few more quotations from the Bible, gathered from various other books of the Bible, for strength to uphold the lesson learned.

I loved the book for its short chapters, immediate impact/connection to life examples and appropriate choice of verses which helped me strengthen my thoughts on the topic. I found that I did not have to read the book in an orderly manner to reap the lessons from it. You could pick any chapter you'd like and still reap a bountiful and wonderful message from it. Patsy's language and examples are easy to connect with as they spell out stuff we've either experienced or are sure to have seen in someone else's life. The one thing I missed from the book was a richer experience from the study of the verses.

I must also add, if you’re looking for a serious one-on-one with studying the Word of God, this would not be it, however it would serve as a great book for a light personal study or for a group study.

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