A Father’s Gift

Lessons from Proverbs

Weight 0.30 kg
Dimensions 21.5 × 13.6 × 1.5 cm
ISBN 9781848710504

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Original Pub Date


Banner Pub Date

Oct 1, 2009


Salvation, Sanctification, Spiritual Growth





Book Description

Many young parents today are beside themselves with anxieties about their children, and, sadly, confusion too about how to nurture them. The ongoing addiction of our times to the heresy of modernity and its proud rejection- and ignorance- of the tested and tried wisdom of the past, inevitably leads to dysfunction in home and family life. Sadly, the older, wiser counsel of God’s Word, and especially of the book of Proverbs, is unknown or neglected. Yet Proverbs was composed specifically as a manual for home a family instruction, and to prepare us for life in the world. It is a divinely given handbook to help parents.

Proverbs, and Ken Wingate following it, shows us the way to possess the jewel of all jewels in a well-adorned life: wisdom that is rooted in the knowledge of, and reverential love for, God. Here is true wisdom that will prove to be worth its weight in gold in every age and culture. Ken Wingate now brings it into our needy culture, and I for one am grateful to him for sharing his gift as a father with other fathers, and mothers, and sons and daughters too.

Here then is a book for parents to read on their own; for teenagers to read on their own; for parents and teenagers, who are willing to take the family challenge, to read round the table after dinner or on other occasions. It points us to God’s way. It promises us God’s grace. What could be better for us than that?

Table of Contents Expand ↓

Foreword by Sinclair B Ferguson ix
Author’s Preface xiii
1 Abundant Life: Introduction to Proverbs 1
2 Wealth 11
3 Friends and Neighbours 33
4 Words 47
5 Sexual Purity 59
6 Work 73
7 Self-Control 85
8 Guidance 97
9 Pride 103
10 Health 111
11 Kindness and Mercy 117
12 Justice and Equity 123
13 Authority and Leadership 131
14 Husband and Father 141
15 Wife and Mother 155
16 Wickedness and Evil 165
17 The Future 173
18 The Lord 181
19 The End of the Path 191
Appendix 193
Appendix 197



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