Had Enough? A Proverbs Makeover For Gen Ex & Why Women

Had Enough? A Proverbs Makeover For Gen Ex & Why Women

by Frank Prewitt
     
 

The Book of Proverbs is one of the rare bodies of spiritual literature universally accepted as practical and beneficial advice about life. But between the original language, multiple translations, poetic style, gender bias, prophetic word puzzles* and repetition much is lost on some readers, especially contemporary women (except, of course, Proverbs 31, every woman

Overview

The Book of Proverbs is one of the rare bodies of spiritual literature universally accepted as practical and beneficial advice about life. But between the original language, multiple translations, poetic style, gender bias, prophetic word puzzles* and repetition much is lost on some readers, especially contemporary women (except, of course, Proverbs 31, every woman's personal guiltometre).

This paraphrase was written for my youngest daughter, Kelly Jo, before she left home for college. I wanted the Proverbs to speak to her where she lives - you know, Facebook, Starbucks, looking for Mr. Right in all the wrong places. So where the context of Proverbs is gender neutral, yet expressed to men, I redirect the message to women with contemporary application of original intent in conversational language.

While researching and writing I became increasingly conscious of the power of subliminal exclusion. With each new chapter I was amazed how much the women in my life enjoyed these inclusive new installments on an old book of wisdom. I know, only a man would be amazed. But my wife gently reminded me that women were created in God's image, not mans, so I shouldn't be quite so surprised.

The interpretations of language and intent were drawn from the most reliable current translations of the Bible and scholarly commentary. Contemporary application, phraseology and analogy are my own, in faith of God's guiding inspiration.

For Kelly I stuffed blank, loose-leaf pages between chapters so she could cut, paste and journal her journey to wisdom. This stuff is so important I wanted to do more, but her mom nixed my offer to spring for body tattoos of the more salient provisions (how like a mother).

At any rate, I hope this fresh look at old truth leads Kelly and you into the awesome and radical life God planned for each of us before we were formed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044274983
Publisher:
Frank Prewitt
Publication date:
01/24/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
656,993
File size:
173 KB

Meet the Author

frank prewitt Managing partner/owner V Rae Art 2005 to present Pre 2005: Government Affairs Consultant •Advised and represented private health and human service agencies pursuing partnering and outsource opportunity with Alaska state and local government and/or public policy, regulatory and statutory change within Executive and Legislative branches of State government. Commissioner / Deputy Commissioner •Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer serving Alaska's integrated system of prisons, jails, probation and parole services. Responsible for executive management of 1,400 employees and $160 million annual operating budget. Attorney at Law •Assistant Attorney General: emphasis on constitutional claims against government officials (Sec 1983), draft regulations, advice to agencies Education / Credentials •J.D. Seattle University School of Law •M.S. University of Oregon Interdisciplinary Studies / Social Work •B.S. Corban University, Oregon Sociology •Merchant Mariner 100 Ton Master Near Coastal License (2010)


Frank Prewitt Managing partner/owner V Rae Art 2005 to present Pre 2005: Government Affairs Consultant •Advised and represented private health and human service agencies pursuing partnering and outsource opportunity with Alaska state and local government and/or public policy, regulatory and statutory change within Executive and Legislative branches of State government. Commissioner / Deputy Commissioner •Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer serving Alaska's integrated system of prisons, jails, probation and parole services. Responsible for executive management of 1,400 employees and $160 million annual operating budget. Attorney at Law •Assistant Attorney General: emphasis on constitutional claims against government officials (Sec 1983), draft regulations, advice to agencies Education / Credentials •J.D. Seattle University School of Law •M.S. University of Oregon Interdisciplinary Studies / Social Work •B.S. Corban University, Oregon Sociology •Merchant Mariner 100 Ton Master Near Coastal License (2010)

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