I don’t have statistics on this and there has probably never been a government study, however, I would estimate that the book of Proverbs is probably second in line to the Psalms in popularity. We all know the wisdom that is contained in Proverbs, sometimes a bit befuddling but nevertheless, it’s there to dig out. The blessing of Proverbs is reading, meditating and interpreting. The fun is playing (for lack of a better word) with all of the various categories of wisdom that the book imparts.
So, B&H Publishing has produced the book of Proverbs arranged by topic. It’s cleverly titled God’s Book of Proverbs: Biblical Wisdom Arranger by Topic. They have categorized 60 topics. The topics range from Anger to Wonder and everything in between, all arranged alphabetically. Depending on your own personal analysis of Proverbs, sixty may seem like a lot or too few. Regardless of your analytical viewpoint, it is a blessing and entertaining to peruse through the various topics.
But, wait! Not only did B&H arrange the Proverbs topically, they also included a subject index at the back. It serves as a sort of cross reference although most of the words in the topics are included in the index. So, if you want to know what Proverbs says about indulgence, look up the word in the index and you get the page(s) on which the topic is found. It makes the entire process of using Proverbs as a lifestyle mentor quite simple.
Structurally the book is small, devotional size, 6 ¾” x 4 ¾”. It comes with a ribbon in case one decides to use this book devotionally and a Presentation Page in case one decides to use it as a gift. The translation is the Christian Standard Bible (CSB), Holman’s newest translation. It’s probably another promotional attempt for this new translation.
The bottom line is that this is a worthwhile purchase for personal use, as a gift and even for counseling. The price is set well at $9.99 but you can likely find it for less at online dealers.
Disclaimer: This book was provided to me by B&H for a fair and honest review.