As we live our lives in this complex world, we all need wisdom and guidance. Where can we turn? In the Bible, we can turn to the book of Proverbs. In it we find principles for living that will help us as we try to live out our Christian life. This study, while useful to any Christian, is specifically designed for men and women in prison or on parole. In each of the chapters there are real life illustrations of the principles taught in Proverbs. Read this study and find wisdom for life.
Edition: AK '05
Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
ISBN #: 978-0-940293-80-9
Full Case = 132 copies
Dick was saved at age 19 while in the Navy. Afterwards, he attended Wheaton College and Wheaton Graduate School earning a M.A. in New Testament Studies. Dick and Marilyn were married in 1962, and have been blessed with three children and six grandchildren.
Dick worked as a juvenile probation officer for 33 years, and from 1994-2011 (when called home to be with the Lord) volunteered with ECS Prison Ministry of Northern California, focusing mainly on the spiritual aftercare of parolee students. Prior to his work with ECS Ministries, Dick and his wife served as leaders in their church's Junior High Department. He was also involved in evangelism and active at church.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 – Fearing God Helps in Personal Relationships
Chapter 2 – Trusting God Brings Guidance
Chapter 3 – Godly Friends Bring Happiness
Chapter 4 – A Righteous Work Ethic Brings Satisfaction
Chapter 5 – Sexual Purity Brings Stability of Life
Chapter 6 – A Good Marriage Brings God’s Favor
Chapter 7 – Love of Righteousness Brings Hatred of Sin
Chapter 8 – Avoiding an Angry Man Brings Safety
Chapter 9 – Pleasant Words Bring Sweetness to the Soul
Chapter 10 – Humbling Yourself Brings Honor
Chapter 11 – Truthfulness Brings God’s Delight
Chapter 12 – Self-Control Brings Victory