A Proverbs Driven Life

A Proverbs Driven Life by Anthony Selvaggio promises "Timeless Wisdom for Your Words, Work, Wealth, and Relationships" in the subtitle. It delivers.

Selvaggio does a solid job of sorting and expounding on timeless principles from one of the most neglected books of the Bible, the book of Proverbs. He illustrates his points liberally and effectively with stories and passages from other parts of the Bible as well.

One of the passages I highlighted is found in chapter two, in which the author focuses on proverbs about speech, emphasizing that our words ought to be "thoughtful, timely and true." He writes:
When the book of Proverbs was written, two types of untruthful speech were strictly forbidden in Israel. Both focused on the matter of personal reputation. The first was false testimony, which had primary application to legal matters....The second type of untruthful speech forbidden in Israel was slander and gossip. Slander, by definition, is false information about someone else, while the rumors shared as gossip may be true or false. Yet the Bible classifies gossip as untruthful speech, and every bit as bad as slander, because it shares important characteristics of false testimony.
A Proverbs Driven Life will reward anyone who reads it with far more than information. If read and applied conscientiously, it will impart wisdom.


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