Reviewed by Susan E. Richardson
31 Proverbs to Light Your Path
by Liz Curtis Higgs
Need some light in the darkness as the old year finishes in a frenzy of holidays or maybe a lantern as you enter the New Year? Liz Curtis Higgs’ new book 31 Proverbs to Light Your Path offers the perfect source. Scripture, of course, but she adds humor and tales of when she’s both succeeded and failed at listening and learning herself.
Before writing the book, she asked readers to send her their favorite Proverb. You’ll find the 31 most loved in this book. One of your favorites is sure to have made the list. Liz addresses each proverb as part of a quick daily devotional reading. If you’ve read other of her books, then you know quick doesn’t mean shallow. She uses a word by word approach, enhancing the obvious meaning through different translations or the original language.
Reading needs action, so she adds a “One Minute, One Step” challenge to the usual prayer at the end of a devotional thought. The exercises vary. Sometimes it may be making a few notes where another time it may involve setting aside something for God to use later as He reveals. All mesh well with the particular Proverb.
If these rich little daily bites aren’t enough for you, Liz also offers a guide in the back you can use for deeper personal study or as direction for a group. You can’t go wrong with 31 Proverbs to Light Your Path whether for yourself or as a gift for a friend.