The Pursuit of Wisdom (Bible Study Guide)
A Fresh Look at Proverbs 31
by Alice Mathews & Karen Mason
The book of Proverbs begins with the question, "How does a man become wise? The first step is to trust and reverence the Lord" (Proverbs 1:7 TLB). In essence, what people believe about God determines how wisely they live life. The Pursuit of Wisdom: A Fresh Look at Proverbs 31 takes a look at that biblical model of wisdom and applies those truths to everyday life. This 4-part Bible study guide contemplates the "Proverbs 31 woman" example and shows everyone—women, men, married, single—how to pursue true wisdom and gain spiritual courage.
> Gives the "Proverbs 31 woman" example freshness for all people
> Offers starting points for deeper reflection for individual study or group discussion
> Includes insights from accomplished mother/daughter writing team, Alice Mathews and Karen Mason
Alice Mathews is the Lois W. Bennett Distinguished Professor Emerita of Educational and Women's Ministries at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She is widely known for her participation in the Our Daily Bread Ministries radio program Discover the Word. She is the author of several books and a sought-after speaker for conferences and churches. Alice and her husband are the parents of four adult children and live in Massachusetts.
Karen Mason has an MA in Old Testament and a PhD in Counseling Psychology and is Assistant Professor of Pastoral Counseling at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. She and her husband, Paul, have two grown children.