In Kaleidoscope, Patsy Clairmont examines some of the verses in the book of Proverbs, giving her personal, humorous interpretation of what they mean. She draws on her own experiences and relationships for examples of how specific proverbs apply to the lives of Christians today.
This author’s writing style is lighthearted and down to earth. The proverbs in the book cover a wide range of things, including generosity, anxiety, comfort, inner strength, and ants. The chapters are very short, making it easy to read a few while taking a break from other things. At the end of each chapter, there are thought-provoking questions that go along with the theme of the selected verse. They are the type of questions that encourage introspection, and would be useful to individuals or in a group setting.
I could relate to many of the experiences the author had, and I enjoyed her witty, self-deprecating humor. It isn’t the sort of book that actually teaches biblical philosophy, but it makes readers think about the meaning behind the verses. I think women will appreciate the book more than men, but it’s suitable for a general audience. I recommend it.
This book was provided for review by the publisher, Thomas Nelson.