A Family Bible Study Guide for Proverbs {Giveaway}

When Mark and I first heard Kevin Swanson from Generations with Vision speak on Raising a Mighty Man of God (This is well worth the time to listen. Kevin believes that our educational system, including homeschooling, is harming boys.  The lecture begins at minute 12.), we knew that we wanted to hear more.

Kevin is a fellow second generation homeschooler. He has a vision for restoring the family, for training young men to be valiant warriors for Christ and for turning to the Bible as the authority for everything, even education. He teaches something that Mark and I believed, but had not seen taught in Christian circles, namely that the Bible is sufficient even for the education of our children.

God has actually dedicated an entire book of the Bible to the subject of transmitting knowledge, wisdom, and understanding to a child. This book —Proverbs— is Education/Knowledge/Wisdom 101, authored by God….This gives us both the method and content of a child’s education and provides the basic corpus of knowledge God requires of young people.


As I considered these things, I became deeply convicted that my children were better educated in Saxon math and the laws of grammar than they were in the book of Proverbs.

As Kevin sought to bring his educational priorities into line with what he saw as God’s educational priorities, he set about the task of more conscientiously teaching his children from the book of Proverbs. He did this by expositing and applying every verse in the book. This three volume study guide for the book of Proverbs is the result of those efforts.

Each section of these guides starts with the verse or verses that are being discussed. Since Kevin is dealing with only one to a few verses at a time, it’s easy for even little children to memorize the passage you will be discussing. Once the verse is memorized they are better able to follow the discussion.

Following the verse or verses are modern day applications and illustrations of the principles being taught. Kevin applies the Proverbs to the unique difficulties that we face in the world around us. These applications and thoughts provide a good starting place for evaluating the culture around us as well as applying the verses to the particular sins or areas of struggle in your own life or family.

Each section ends with some family discussion questions to encourage further thought and reflection on the principles introduced and taught.

Kevin’s study guides are a good starting place for family worship,  application of regular Proverbs readings, or a Proverbs study incorporated into your school day. Particularly useful for those just beginning the practice of regular family worship, ‘The Book of Proverbs: God’s Book of Wisdom’ also offers a solid starting place for anyone who desires to study the Proverbs more thoroughly.

Buy it

You may purchase the complete three volume collection of The Book of Proverbs: God’s Book of Wisdom – A Family Bible Study Guide  for $49.95 or individual volumes for $19.95. You may also find these study guides on Amazon.com

Win it

Generations with Vision has offered to give the complete 3 Volume set of The Book of Proverbs: God’s Book of Wisdom – A family Bible study guide to one Raising Olives reader.

To enter:

  • Leave a comment on this post telling me why you’d like to win.

Additional entries: (Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry.)

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  • Tweet about this giveaway. You may use the Twitter share button below or copy and paste this text: Win a 3 volume family Bible study guide to the book of Proverbs from Generations with Vision and @raisingolives http://raisingolives.com/?p=11646
  • Post about this giveaway on your blog. Post must include a link to Generations with Vision and to this post. (3 entries, please leave 3 separate comments)

U.S. residents only. Giveaway will end on Friday, November 4.

Our family received a complimentary copy of the third volume of the Proverbs study guide in exchange for posting this review. All opinions are, as always, my own.

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334 Responses to A Family Bible Study Guide for Proverbs {Giveaway}
  1. Kim
    November 2, 2011 | 12:35 pm

    It’s been a few years since we have studied Proverbs. This reminds me how important it is to camp there peroidically. We’d love to do it with this study.

  2. Mother Lydia
    November 2, 2011 | 1:54 pm

    I just started reading Proverbs everyday for myself and wanted to share it with my kids (my son, 4, now and my daughter as she gets older).

  3. Tracy E.
    November 2, 2011 | 5:03 pm

    I think as a family it would be so beneficial to study the book of Proverbs together. And we have always been blessed by any teaching we have heard from Kevin Swanson.

  4. Sam @ Sam's Noggin
    November 2, 2011 | 5:29 pm

    I would love to win this! We are always looking for good family devotional ideas, and these look great!

  5. michelle
    November 2, 2011 | 10:07 pm

    This would be great!! Thanks!! We LOVE his study on Genesis!

  6. Leslie Zander
    November 2, 2011 | 10:28 pm

    I am looking for better study materials to do with our children. Would lvoe to win this!

  7. Leslie Zander
    November 2, 2011 | 10:32 pm

    posted to facebook

  8. Lisa M
    November 2, 2011 | 10:58 pm

    I have 2 boys and this would be wonderful for us. I read to my boys every morning and we gather again for bible time again at night with daddy. I have been recently looking for more of a study guide as my oldest is really wanting to dive in and digest all he can.

  9. Trisha H.
    November 3, 2011 | 8:25 am

    I would love to use this with my children. We are reading a part of proverbs every morning and this would be a great addition.

  10. Lisa
    November 3, 2011 | 9:19 am

    I’d love to win these! We’re beginning to do family Bible studies next month and would love this resource to help us along.

  11. Leah
    November 3, 2011 | 1:32 pm

    My husband and I have been wanting to start studying Proverbs with our kids-this would be perfect! :)

  12. Traci
    November 3, 2011 | 2:46 pm

    What a treasure! I’d love to win this book, I would enjoy using it with all my children!

  13. Agata
    November 3, 2011 | 4:21 pm

    I have passion in my heart to raise godly children and to bring the experience of God’s presence into their life’s in as many ways as I only can:))) So I’d love to receive to set of books:)

  14. Tonna B.
    November 3, 2011 | 7:57 pm

    looks like a great study. and my kids have even been asking about proverbs lately, so it would be perfect timing

  15. Brooke
    November 3, 2011 | 7:57 pm

    I would love to win this because I don’t have money to buy it and I’m always looking for ways to raise my little ones up in the Lord.

  16. Aileen
    November 3, 2011 | 8:00 pm

    The comments about our children being more versed in math than the Bible, made my heart sad. This is true for my children. We read the bible every day but don’t study and apply it. This set would be such a great resource to begin family worship!

  17. Elizabeth
    November 3, 2011 | 8:00 pm

    I’m always on the look out for what we’ll be using next in our family devotions. These look really interesting.

  18. Cassie From The Thrifty Couple
    November 3, 2011 | 8:11 pm

    I was so excited to see this giveaway today! We have the first volume and would love to win #2 and #3 (and give #1 to someone we know that would love it and use it!). Kevin Swanson is very encouraging and his materials clearly represent the Word of God and what we believe to be a very correct exegesis of the text. We have had the blessing of being in worship with his congregation a few times and each time, I have never felt so convicted and yet so incredibly encouraged at the same time! We also enjoy listening to his radio program (online for us) nearly every evening before turning in! We love to hear the happenings of our day from a Godly perspective so that it will prepare us to approach life and others when keeping in check our Biblical basis for doing the things we do.

    Finally, we have been using his Proverbs study guide #1 as our family worship text the last few weeks. We would love to continue this as our family worship study guide. We want to continue to be bathing our family with the words of wisdom from Proverbs (as us sinners need to be constantly reminding ourselves and reading, rereading, reading some more and then rereading…. and oh yeah – reread again!) :) Thank you so much for the chance to win!!

  19. theresa
    November 3, 2011 | 8:14 pm

    i would love to win these as we are working through his Genesis book and it is awesome! we have been traveling for a month and still have another month before we get into a new house, so these would be great in the hotel, with six children, who need activities as most our books were sent with the movers and it is really really cold out here in Alaska!

  20. Amy
    November 3, 2011 | 8:20 pm

    My oldest is 3 and while we read him the Bible every day, it’s not much of a ‘family worship’ time like we’d like. I’d love a good resource like this for our family!

  21. Amy
    November 3, 2011 | 8:22 pm

    tweeted it =)

  22. Amy
    November 3, 2011 | 8:23 pm

    Shared on facebook!

  23. Elena Marshall
    November 3, 2011 | 8:40 pm

    What a great give away! With so much wisdom in the book of Proverbs, I’d LOVE to have this to go through with our 8 children!

  24. Carmen @ Natural and Nourished Family
    November 3, 2011 | 9:16 pm

    I would love to win this. A friend was just telling me about these the other day and I think they would be a great addition to our family study. Thanks for the opportunity!

  25. Linda B
    November 3, 2011 | 9:19 pm

    I would like to win this because it looks like a great way to teach the children more about the Bible. Thank you.

  26. Veronica
    November 3, 2011 | 9:43 pm

    We are always looking for a good Bible study for our family devotions. This looks wonderful!

  27. Veronica
    November 3, 2011 | 9:43 pm

    I’ve also shared about this give-away on Facebook. :)

  28. nicole
    November 3, 2011 | 9:46 pm

    this would be such a blessing!

  29. Melanie B.
    November 3, 2011 | 9:50 pm

    I have some 2 young men in our family that I would like to impart the Proverbs to. It would give my husband a tool to help him lead our family in worship. Thanks!

  30. Veronica
    November 3, 2011 | 9:55 pm

    I have also blogged about this give-away on my blog: http://sew-it-seams.blogspot.com/2011/11/proverbs-family-bible-study-give-away.html
    And I did include links to this blog and the Generations with Vision site.


  31. Cassie From The Thrifty Couple
    November 3, 2011 | 11:04 pm

    Posted it on my Facebook page!

  32. Cassie From The Thrifty Couple
    November 3, 2011 | 11:10 pm

    I tweeted!