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.
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
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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.