What is a kaleidoscope?
Patsy Clairmont describes a kaleidoscope as “a simple tube of mirrors filled with pebbles or beads”. As we hold it up to the light and peer through the pinhole at the end, we see amazing colours and designs we didn’t know existed.
Patsy likens the book of Proverbs to a spiritual kaleidoscope. As we peer at the seemingly random statements that make up this book, Patsy helps us see “God’s wit and wisdom in a whole new light.”
In each of the thirty-three short chapters, she zeroes in on one proverb. She then spins it and looks at it from different refreshing angles. Her delightful brand of humour seasons the message of the proverb with stories from her own life and I found myself chuckling as I read.
Each chapter ends with Bits and Pieces, a number of soul-searching questions to get you to dig deeper and apply the proverb to your own life. Held to the Light offers a kaleidoscope of varied Scripture verses that connect loosely with the proverb. Written in a conversational tone, you could easily read this book in a day or two. However, I used it along with my daily devotions which meant I savoured it over a longer period.
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