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Wise Up: Ten-Minute Family Devotions in Proverbs Paperback – October 10, 2016
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“Marty Machowski has delivered yet another faithful, clear, and accessible book for parents and families. Wise Up is a compelling resource that winsomely communicates the wisdom of Proverbs to a modern generation, while also showing how Proverbs fits within the biblical storyline that culminates in the person and work of Jesus Christ. This book is a helpful tool for any parent who treasures the spiritual lives of their children and wants to nourish them in the faith once for all delivered to the saints.”
- R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY
“In Wise Up, Marty Machowski has given parents a thoughtful, creative, compelling, gospel-centered resource to train their kids in biblical wisdom and Christ-exalting living. Marty’s love for his readers and the Savior are obvious throughout, and I was overjoyed that Sovereign Grace Music could partner with New Growth Press for this project. If you’re a parent looking for help with family devotions, this is a gold mine.”
- Bob Kauflin, Director of Sovereign Grace Music
“I am pleased to recommend another of Marty Machowski’s wonderful family worship resources. Wise Up is a twelve-week study in the Proverbs. Each family devotional can be done in about ten minutes and includes Scripture reading, brief comments followed by provocative questions and a suggestion for prayer time. This book is engaging, interesting, full of good content, and above all doable—a valuable resource. Get it and use it for the good of your kids and generations yet unborn!”
- Dr. Tedd Tripp, Author, conference speaker
“Wise Up by Marty Machowski is an excellent resource for family devotions. Over the course of twelve weeks, he provides engaging lessons that help families explore the wisdom of Proverbs in a five-day-a-week format. Wise Up uses songs, purposeful activities, and probing questions to draw families into the Bible, allowing them to grow closer to one another as they grow closer to God. Of all the activities we can do with our children, family devotions are the one opportunity we cannot afford to miss!”
- Melissa Kruger, Women’s Ministry Coordinator at Uptown Church PCA, author of The Envy of Eve: Finding Contentment in a Covetous World and Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood
“In this volume, Marty Machowski has provided a precious gift to Christian families. In the pages of this book parents will find an accessible road map for sharing the riches of the wisdom of the book of Proverbs with their children. The author assists parents with this task by providing illustrative activities and songs, facilitating prayer, and by providing relevant questions aimed at unfolding the wisdom of God’s Word.”
- Anthony T. Selvaggio, Preacher; lecturer; author of The Proverbs Driven Life
“Wise parents want to raise wise children. But life conspires to make us live less wisely than we’d like, or they need. Wise Up helps parents to live wisely and instill that wisdom in their children. By means of fun projects, daily Scriptures, insightful explanations, helpful discussion questions, and even memorable songs, Wise Up makes family devotions doable and enjoyable for everyone.”
- John Kitchen, Senior Pastor, Stow Alliance Fellowship, Stow, Ohio and author of Proverbs: A Mentor Commentary
“Wise Up will help your children see that a life of wisdom is honest, hard-working, forgiving, generous, and faithful. But best of all, Marty Machowski shows us that this God-fearing life will only be ours when our hearts are made new by Jesus, who is himself God's wisdom for us—our righteousness, holiness, and redemption.”
- Jared Kennedy, Pastor of Families, Sojourn Community Church—Midtown Congregation, Louisville, KY
About the Author
Marty Machowski is a Family Life Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church, a Sovereign Grace Ministries church in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, where he has served on the pastoral staff for over twenty years. He is the author of The Gospel Story for Kids series, Prepare Him Room Advent curriculum and devotional, and The Ology. He and his wife Lois and their six children reside in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
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However, true, godly wisdom cannot come simply by following a list of what to do and what not to do, or by memorizing dozens of pithy sayings. True wisdom begins with the fear of the Lord, and true wisdom only comes to the individual who has turned from his sins and placed his faith and trust in Jesus Christ.
A New Family Devotional
That is the conviction behind an excellent new family devotional by Marty Machowski called Wise Up: 10-Minute Family Devotions in Proverbs. You may recognize the author's name from his popular family devotions: Old Story New and Long Story Short. These 2 family devotion books are among the best out there at helping a family walk through the whole Bible together.
And now, in this new book, Machowski offers families, and specifically parents, another excellent resource to help lead their family in family devotions through the book of Proverbs.
The book consists of 12 weeks, with each week exploring a different theme in the book of Proverbs. These include topics such as "God's Word: The Greatest Treasure," "Pay Attention: Learning to Follow your Parents' Instruction," and "Looking to the Ants: Learning Diligence."
Each week consists of 5 days worth of family devotions.Read more ›