by Mark Horne
148 pages / 2020
If you are not governed by God’s Word, which calls you, by the work of the Holy Spirit, to govern yourself, then you will not be more free. Instead, you will be governed by your own urges, and will also lose the ability to govern God’s creation, as we were originally called to do (Gen. 1:28). In Solomon Says, Mark Horne shows how Proverbs reveals to young men just how to work out that creation mandate.
Here are some of the headings of the chapters and sections Horne writes to show the superiority of wisdom demonstrated in Proverbs over many of the methods our society thinks will get us ahead:
- Handguns Can’t Shoot Down Poverty
- Immorality Impoverishes You
- Solomon On Cyberporn
- Control Chaos, Don’t Inflame It – about the power of the tongue
- Leaving Toxic Talk Culture – a great warning about our social media feeds
- Wisdom Is Better Than Folly Even When It’s Risky
- Let Go and Let God? – on the need to train in godliness
- Total Ownership – about the need for making a genuine plan for change
Horne’s book shows just how practical and up-to-date the wisdom of Proverbs is.
There is little explicit mention of Christ, but for young men seeking to live out their commitment to Christ, there is great guidance on “building a better man.”