Ordering this book to use as a resource for an in-depth Bible Study for adults, I was pleased to find some great applications. However, the strength of this book really lies more in the realm of beginning Bible students. I think it is a great way to introduce the wisdom of the OT while still maintaining the vital truths of the NT. I've since used the book as a resource to teach Teens from church as we looked at topics in Proverbs, and it was perfect for them. It is best adapted for small group use, and its topical nature lends itself to some great dynamics in discussion. Dee Brestin is always a safe bet!