A Word to the Wise

Author: Brandon Cooper

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It happens each day; a high school girl considers dating a non-Christian; young couples cross dangerous physical and emotional boundaries; students fail classes they could pass with ease given the effort; teenagers are locked in an eternal battle with their parents. Challenging teens with lessons learned in Proverbs, A Word to the Wise encourages the reader to choose wisdom, not folly; life, not death; God, not the world.

Life is a swift succesion of choices that will lead us even closer to
or farther away from our Father in heaven.

Proving to be one of the most relevant books of the Bible for young adults, Proverbs addresses the major concerns of every teenager’s life—from sex to friendship, attitude to laziness—and does so with wit and vivacity. This workbook will challenge each teen to make good choices now. Let the wise listen!

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It happens each day; a high school girl considers dating a non-Christian; young couples cross dangerous physical and emotional boundaries; students fail classes they could pass with ease given the effort; teenagers are locked in an eternal battle with their parents. Challenging teens with lessons learned in Proverbs, A Word to the Wise encourages the reader to choose wisdom, not folly; life, not death; God, not the world.

Proving to be one of the most relevant books of the Bible for young adults, Proverbs addresses the major concerns of every teenager’s life—from sex to friendship, attitude to laziness—and does so with wit and vivacity. “Let the wise listen and add to their learning,” implores the writer of Proverbs, desperate for his audience to pursue wisdom and not foolishness, holiness and not immorality. With that same passion, A Word to the Wise challenges Christian youth across the globe to commit to a life of Christ-honoring wisdom. Packed with daily application and helpful hints for navigating the murky waters of the teenage years, A Word to the Wise offers clear, biblical exposition of a book steeped in relevance for today.

Brandon Cooper draws from experience as youth pastor and chaplain at a Christian missionary school sharing his insight into the trials and temptations of the modern teen. As a missionary serving with the youth of Colombia, he encounters young adults struggling to make good choices when it comes to dating, school and family. Desperate to see these young people pursuing God’s glory with passion, Cooper writes directly to them with a palpable pastoral concern. Cooper chooses Proverbs, with its pithy statements and biblical wisdom, to train teens to choose God’s best. .

With study questions at the end of each chapter, students contemplate some of the most important issues they face as a young adult. The clear, topical approach helps them to apply the wisdom of Proverbs to their own lives. The thought-provoking discussion questions make the book ideal for interaction in small groups, Bible classes, youth groups and during family devotion time.

Cooper believes that by impacting teens now, before they’ve made a choice one way or the other, they will be better prepared for the choices they face in high school and college. Good choices now helps them establish healthy relationships with friends and members of the opposite sex. He stresses that life is a swift succession of choices that will lead us even closer to or farther away from our Father in heaven. Let the wise listen…and grow in godliness!