Book Review: A Word to the Wise Daily Devotional


Just this week, Striving Together Publications released a new daily devotional by Pastor Chappell: A Word to the Wise: Practical Advice from the Book of Proverbs.

With a devotional reading from Proverbs for every day of the year, this book is perfect as your daily devotional or as a gift. (Through Wednesday of this week, if you purchase the hardback, you receive the ebook free—so it can be your devotional and a gift! Also through Wednesday, if you purchase multiple copies, you receive further discounts. These are release week bonuses only, however. So hurry!)

Each day’s reading begins with a text from Proverbs followed by a brief action-orientated application. Although the devotions are all drawn from Proverbs, there are support/cross-reference Scriptures all throughout the book. Additionally, each page of the devo includes further reading that will guide you through the Bible in a year.

But my favorite feature of this devotional is in the details—one detail in particular. The text for each devotion is drawn from the chapter in Proverbs that matches the day of the month. So, if you’re already in the habit (or wish you were) of reading a chapter from Proverbs each day and of correlating that chapter to the day of the month (Proverbs 19 on November 19, Proverbs 20 on November 20, etc.), your devotional reading from A Word to the Wise will come from a verse in your daily Bible reading. How cool is that?! (Seriously, I’ve used other devotional books—including old classics—but I don’t know of any that match the devotion text to a Bible reading schedule.)

Are you ready for a devotional journey through Proverbs? One that will challenge you to actually apply God’s wisdom to your life? Check out A Word to the Wise