“Get wisdom, get insight” (Prov 4:5)
The book of Proverbs is an invitation to “get wisdom.” But wisdom isn’t so easily defined or found. Without discernment, we can be swayed by teachers or sayings that sound wise, but true biblical wisdom is rooted in the fear of the Lord.
In Walking with God’s Wisdom, Benjamin T. Quinn calls us to hear and obey God’s wisdom found in Proverbs. These ancient words reveal a way of life exemplified in Jesus Christ. Quinn shows how even the most ordinary aspects of life are packed with importance for wise living before God.
I enthusiastically recommend this accessible yet profound book to all who want to grow in godly wisdom.
–Tremper Longman III, Distinguished Scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies, Westmont College
Benjamin Quinn gives us two things in one. The first is his transformation of scholarly research on the most difficult questions into a winsome introduction for readers of every level. Second, Quinn helps us draw pleasure from the individual sayings while simultaneously gaining a vision for their place in the book and the theology of Scripture beyond.
–Ryan O’Dowd, pastor, Bread of Life Anglican Church, Ithaca, New York; author of Proverbs (Story of God Bible Commentary)
For those interested in pursuing godly wisdom, be sure to read Benjamin Quinn’s Walking in God's Wisdom with a highlighter and a pen. In a clear and understandable way, he explains how the Bible’s most practical book points to Jesus. This excellent resource would be a great fit for church small groups or Bible studies—or anyone looking to live like Jesus in an often foolish world.
–Sarah Zylstra, senior writer, The Gospel Coalition
“But on the other, I struggled to understand, much less articulate, what wisdom is and does.” (Page 2)
“Van Leeuwen further explains that wisdom was originally understood in relation to human craft, skill, and competence, and Old Testament wisdom literature did not abandon that notion.” (Page 18)
“The need for a guiding perspective is basic to human life, perhaps more basic than food or sex.’12” (Page 18)
“Somewhere in my early teenage years, I was struck by the emphasis of verse 7: ‘Get wisdom!’” (Page 2)
God’s Word is transformative. It is this conviction which gives the Transformative Word series its name and its unique character. Series Editors Craig G. Bartholomew and David J. H. Beldman have worked alongside authors from around the world to identify a key theme in each book of the Bible, and each volume provides careful Biblical exegesis centered on that gripping theme. The result is an engaging, accessible thematic exploration of a biblical book, poised to offer you new and refreshing insights.
Learn more about the other titles in this series.
Benjamin T. Quinn (PhD, University of Bristol) teaches theology and history of ideas at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and The College at Southeastern. He is academic director of the BibleMesh Institute and serves as pastor of Holly Grove Baptist Church in Spring Hope, North Carolina. He lives in Youngsville, North Carolina, with his wife and four children.