[BookSneeze] — Kaleidoscope: Seeing God’s Wit and Wisdom in a Whole New Light

I’ve been working on this book for several months, and at the end of it I find myself with a serious love/hate relationship with it.

Patsy Clairmont presents the book of Proverbs in a quirky and fun way. Each Proverb is given its own chapter (2 – 3 pages long), in which it is analyzed in a quirky way that will make you laugh and appreciate it. Then she gives the reader a series of “Bits & Pieces” questions to help bring that same Proverb into the reader’s life. At the end of the chapter, other Bible verses are given that tie it all together neatly.

What I love about this book is that it is written in such a relaxed manner. Each chapter is short and makes for a great daily devotional to start or end the day.

Like the name implies, it twists Proverbs around into a colorful display. One that is enjoyable, and will make the reader really appreciate the verse as something to apply to their own life. You’ll laugh. You’ll really think. You’ll end the book with a new thought process.

However, again as the name implies, I never felt the book had a true path. I, personally, prefer a book that makes me want to pick it up every free chance I have, because I know its going to carry on to the next level. This book felt too random, and my urge to pick it up after I set it down just didn’t exist. I found myself forcing myself to open it and read. I would appreciate it as I read it, but if I wasn’t actively reading it, I really had no urge to do so.

In the end, I would give this book a solid 3 stars out of 5. Excellent topic, and a fun approach to it. However, not a book I foresee myself reading again.

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