Proverbs: Hearing God’s Voice in Scripture (Commentary)
An excellent introduction and selective exposition of the book of Proverbs. Written in a such a way that the seasoned expositor, student, or laymen will be challenged, encouraged, and instructed in skillful living as God has revealed it.
“One of the great pleasures of life is puzzling through the book of Proverbs, and if you’re looking to navigate life with Solomonic skill, Dan Phillips is ready to show you the ropes. This book’s author is not too proud to learn from the Bible and he’s not too scared to think for himself. This is the first book I would recommend for those wanting to study Proverbs.”
—DR. JAMES M. HAMILTON JR., associate professor of Biblical Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, author, God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology
“Finding practical skill for living life is always a challenge. Dan Phillips has produced a highly readable, text driven, and practical exposition of the book of Proverbs. This work is technical enough for the scholar, yet clear and relevant for the layman. Phillips’ commentary will help anyone navigate the challenges of contemporary life by explaining God’s ancient book of wisdom.”
—DR. MICHAEL RYDELNIK, professor of Jewish studies, Moody Bible Institute, author, The Messianic Hope
“God’s Wisdom in Proverbs is written brilliantly at a level that will challenge anyone who is interested enough in gaining wisdom and understanding to be serious in that quest. Readers will range from serious students of Scripture to casual lay readers on their way to a more serious approach to Scripture. It explains the wisdom of Proverbs (and the biblical nature of wisdom per se) in a clear, readable fashion that will be extremely helpful to everyone from students entering the academic world for the first time, to new parents seeking biblical insight into the process of child-rearing, to anyone in a position of responsibility or leadership. I recommend it for all who are tired of the superficial, self-centered themes that have filled evangelical pulpits and bookshelves for the past three decades (or more). If you are hungry for biblical material, God’s Wisdom in Proverbs will feed your appetite.”
—PHIL JOHNSON, executive director, Grace to You
“The list of really useful literature on the book of Proverbs is rather short. God’s Wisdom in Proverbs is a welcome and needed addition to that list. Proverbs is a book rich with insight and instruction, motivation and exhortation. However, for too many Christians it’s a book of pithy sayings that make one either nod the head with feigned (but mystified) agreement or which are applied in ways that would have made even the wise Solomon scratch his head in bewilderment. Dan’s book goes a long way to help clear one’s head of mystery and misapplication. The reader of God’s Wisdom in Proverbs will find, if not the key to Proverbs, at least a lamp to illumine and a guide to correct or confirm on the path to accurate interpretation. God’s Wisdom in Proverbs offers an introduction to the wisdom of Proverbs for the beginning disciple as well insights for the seasoned scholar. Dan knows his stuff and it shows. Pastors who read this book will want to preach Proverbs; teachers will want to open the book’s knowledge for students; all Christians will be delighted and challenged. After reading Dan’s book, some will grow wiser, some will draw closer to the Lord, and some (after reading Dan’s treatment of Proverbs 22:6) will have to take that old “cross-stitch verse” off the nursery wall.”
—KEVIN D. ZUBER, PHD, professor of Theology, Moody Bible Institute
Dan Phillips earned an M. Div. in Old Testament from Talbot Theological Seminary, where he then taught classes in Hebrew and in Old Testament Theology. Best known today for his writing on the Pyromaniacs blog (http://teampyro.blogspot.com) and his own Biblical Christianity blog (http://bibchr.blogspot.com), Dan has served as a pastor, teacher, seminar speaker, columnist, and radio talk show host.