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About the Author

Kenneth B. Wingate is a lawyer in Columbia, South Carolina. He is a member of First Presbyterian Church (Associate Reformed Presbyterian), where he is an elder and Bible teacher. Ken and his wife have three adult children.

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  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Banner of Truth (October 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184871050X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848710504
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,179,362 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer C. Mcilwain on July 29, 2011
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It is almost August; just four days away! This means that Christmas is only four months (and a couple of weeks) away! Now I know that some of you super organized and expert planners have already started your Christmas lists!

What is on that list?

What is the very best gift you can think of to give your children?

That's the very question Kenneth Wingate asked himself on Christmas morning 1996 as he watched the wrapping paper fly around his living room. He felt something very empty about all the bows and pretty wrapping paper. As he thought about his answer to his own question, his book A Father's Gift: Lessons from Proverbs began to take shape.

From the back cover of the book (and from Sinclair Ferguson's foreword):

"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 and family instruction, and to prepare us for life in the world. It is a divinely given handbook to help parents. 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?
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tim Challies TOP 1000 REVIEWER on January 3, 2013
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I love the book of Proverbs and often feel bewilderment when I think of how few Christians, and Christian parents in particular, rely on the wisdom it contains--knowledge that is at once deep and wide. Proverbs is, in so many ways, a manual for raising wise, discerning, godly children. Why then don't we turn to it more often?

Perhaps it is because mining the wisdom of Proverbs involves concerted effort. Not only do many of the jewels, by their very nature, reveal themselves only upon deep reflection, but the seemingly hodgepodge nature of their arrangement can make it difficult to find the themes, the common threads that wind their way through the text. It is helpful, then, to read a book in which much of that difficult work has already been done. In A Father's Gift Ken Wingate has sought out and compiled many of the most common themes: wealth, relationships, purity, work, self-control, health, pride and so on. He has taken these themes and applied them to life in the twenty-first century, showing how the challenges of Solomon's day are the same challenges we face today.

Wingate is a lawyer by trade, practicing in Columbia, South Carolina. Within the book the reader will find many references to the author's vocation. This adds an interesting element as he shares how he has seen the truth behind many of the proverbs through his clients and through people he has encountered in the courtroom. His perspective as a lawyer (rather than a pastor as we might expect) is refreshing.

In his foreword to the book Sinclair Ferguson says this: "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.
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Excellent analysis and application to daily living. Very "dense" in terms of causing the reader to pause and reflect frequently before proceeding. Will need to read again to absorb more of the original writer....and the author. Wingate has written another book, "Run With Endurance" which I also highly recommend.
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