Book Review: The Psalms And Proverbs Devotional for Women

24 Jan

Women are searching for wisdom beyond themselves, for discernment that makes God’s will and way clear for daily living. No books in Scripture hold more instruction for how to live according to divine wisdom than do Psalms and Proverbs, and these daily devotions mine their riches with choice, seasoned counsel. Blessed will be the woman who pursues this path to wisdom with passion and commitment.


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Rhonda Harrington Kelley is the President’s Wife at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana. Rhonda was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and was raised in New Orleans. She is married to Dr. Chuck Kelley of Beaumont, Texas who became President of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1996. She received two college degrees from Baylor University and her doctorate in Special Education/Speech Pathology from the University of New Orleans, Louisiana. Rhonda served as Director of Speech Pathology at Ochsner Medical Institutions in New Orleans for 15 years. She is now in full-time ministry–writing, speaking, and teaching.

Dorothy Kelley Patterson serves as professor of theology in women’s studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The wife of President Paige Patterson, the mother of Armour and Carmen, and the doting grandmother of Abigail and Rebekah, she finds her duties as the First Lady of Southwestern to be challenging and fulfilling. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hardin-Simmons University, a Masters of Theology (Th.M.) from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) from Luther Rice Seminary, and a Doctor of Theology (D.Theol.) from the University of South Africa. She and her husband have traveled in ministry to more than 135 countries.


My Impressions: 

With over 35 contributing authors sharing their hearts and their love for Jesus, The Psalms And Proverbs Devotional for Women is the perfect resource to begin your quiet time with God. Co-editors Rhonda Harrington Kelley and Dorothy Kelley Patterson have compiled 366 devotionals for daily conversations with God. Each day begins with a passage of scripture from the Psalms or Proverbs with one key verse to meditate upon or memorize. Devotional thoughts about the scripture and its application in a woman’s life follow. A prayer prompt and space for journaling thoughts, insights, or prayer requests completes each day. A guide to read the Psalms and Proverbs through the year is an added supplement in the back of the book. I liked the well-thought out design of the book, the emphasis on what women find important (or need), and the firm foundation on God’s word. Each day is numbered, but not dated, so you can begin at any time. The only selection specific for a day of the year is Day 1 which focuses on New Year’s Day. But really isn’t any day you start spending time with God a New Year?!

So if your 2018 resolutions include spending more time with God, check out The Psalms And Proverbs Devotional for Women.


Audience: women.

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(Thanks to B&H Publishing for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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