Wise Words: Family Stories that Bring the Proverbs to Life

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Peter Leithart

Media: Paperback

What if you found a magic walnut that magically cleaned up your house? Would you get as many of them as you could?

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This short and imaginative collection of eighteen fairy tales by Peter Leithart is perfect for bedtime reading. Each tale invokes the imagery, plots, and themes of the book of Proverbs. Whether its the story of the fairies that live in walnuts or of the man who never got out of bed, these stories will make you laugh. Though you may be tempted to read deep theological meaning into each story, in reality they owe their origin to Peter Leithart telling his kids stories before bed. Perfect for the family.

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What People Are Saying:

"I warmly recommend this as a great resource for families." -Justin Taylor, The Gospel Coalition

From the Book:

"The squirrel shook his tail for a moment. 'Sir, I will make a deal with you.' 'What kind of deal can you make?' the Woodsman laughed. 'If you promise not to cut down my tree, I will tell you an amazing secret. I promise you, this secret is worth more than any tree, much, much more." -The Magic Walnut

"His chance came later on a moonless summer night. Unaware of the danger, King Abraham had taken his best men into the forest for two weeks of hunting. The castle had been left under the protection of the fat butler and the thin cook, who, though sturdy and brave, were no match for a cunning and powerful dragon." -A Reluctant Rescue

"One day a man appeared at Adam's Garden. 'I am an inspector from the Ministry of Nasty Smells,' he said, wrinkling his nose in disgust. 'We have had some complaints about your garden.' This was a town, you see, that took its gardening seriously." -The Fragrant Garden

Peter Leithart  (PhD, Cambridge) is President of Theopolis Institute in Birmingham, Alabama and an Adjunct Senior Fellow at New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho. He is the author of numerous books on theology and literature, including The Baptized Body, Against Christianity, Brightest Heaven of Invention, and Ascent to Love. He has also authored articles in journals such as Pro Ecclesia, Journal of Biblical Literature, Westminster Theological Journal, and First Things. Peter and his wife Noel have ten children and a fetching collection of grandchildren.

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AUTHOR: Peter J. Leithart

PAGE COUNT: 152 pages

SIZE: 6x9"

BINDING: Paperback

ISBN-10: 1591280141

ISBN-13: 9781591280149

PUB. DATE: October 1, 2003


Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Ryan C.
A Great Christmas Gift!

We gifted this to our 9 year old son and he absolutely loves it! Proverbs is such a powerful book for kids to read (especially young men) and he's soaking up all the wisdom that God has to give him. Leithart offers these helpful stories that are undergirded by Biblical truth that is perfect for young minds to soak up.

Chrystal Snyder
Wise words

I loved it. And so did my 5 and 14 year old!

The Berg Herd

Added to our shelf

Audy Coblentz
Great Family Read Aloud

We have enjoyed reading this book aloud and discussing all the tie-ins from scripture, making connections and making conversations! It’s been very enjoyable. There are a few typos on the book, but the overall content is great!

Elizabeth Tegdesch

I have not read it; it is a gift