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Kaleidoscope: Seeing God's Wit and Wisdom in a Whole New Light

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Acclaimed author and Women of Faith speaker Patsy Clairmont causes womens' hearts to leap and their hopes to lift in this quirky, straight-to-the point look at the Proverbs.


Understanding the Christian life and the Bible can be a daunting task. But maybe God didn't mean it to be so hard. In Kaleidoscope of Proverbs, Patsy Clairmontpieces together some powerful messages from
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Hardcover, 208 pages
Published March 15th 2010 by Thomas Nelson (first published March 1st 2010)
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Dana Rongione
Sep 14, 2011 Dana Rongione rated it it was amazing
Kaleidoscope by Patsy Clairmont is a witty and insightful journey through the book of Proverbs. Chapter by chapter, Clairmont presents a unique look at 32 of some of the lesser-known verses in the book of Proverbs. Her style is direct yet lighthearted, giving a balanced feel to the book and the lessons contained within.

The thing that I liked best about Kaleidoscope is that the author chose to deal with verses outside of the "norm." There are a handful of Proverbs that seem to get all the attenti
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Linda
Apr 06, 2010 Linda rated it it was amazing
This book is my first introduction to Patsy Clairmont, but it won’t be my last book!

In Kaleidoscope, Patsy shares her humor, which makes you laugh so hard you get tears in your eyes, and witty insight into portions of Proverbs in a way that you go away with a whole new perspective.

Patsy starts each chapter with a short Proverb, and draws you in by relating a story either about herself or others that intrigues you (usually hilariously). By this time, you are hooked to see how it turns out. She ge
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Lynnea
Mar 24, 2010 Lynnea rated it it was amazing
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This book is great! Each chapter is funny, short - around 3 pages - and has a great point! At the end of each chapter there are questions to get you thinking about what you just read to apply it to your own life along with several applicable Bible verses.

Each chapter is introduced by a different proverb followed by a personal narrative written in Patsy Clairmont's humorous way. I found myself laughing out loud while reading this book. Since the stories are applied to the proverb, it gives a new
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Donna
Mar 08, 2010 Donna rated it it was amazing
A kaleidoscope offers us a multitude of colors and shapes as we turn it and face the light. Patsy Clairmont has let us see the book of Proverbs as a kaleidoscope - turned toward our own lives, and held up to the light. Scripture combined with wisdom and personal stories, as well as reflection questions and complementary Bible passages, provide a daily devotional that can easily be expanded to a group setting. There are thirty-three chapters, making it easy to read once a month.

I really enjoyed r
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Shirley Corder
May 09, 2014 Shirley Corder rated it really liked it
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Patsy Clairmont describes a kaleidoscope as "a simple tube of mirrors filled with pebbles or beads". As we hold it up to the light and peer through the pinhole at the end, we see amazing colours and designs we didn't know existed.

Patsy likens the book of Proverbs to a spiritual kaleidoscope. As we peer at the seemingly random statements that make up this book, Patsy helps us see "God's wit and wisdom in a whole new light". In each of the thirty-three short chapters, she zeroes in on a proverb, s
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Nicolle
Apr 22, 2013 Nicolle rated it liked it
I received this book years ago as I was suppose to review it on my blog but my life sort of fell apart around that time and it got packed away only to resurface again recently. I found myself relating to Patsy in a lot of her struggles and her personality and enjoyed learning more about the proverbs and applying them to day to day life in a way I could understand. The questions asked at the end of the chapters really help to make you think and challenge you...in a good way. I don't think I could ...more
Chiqui
Dec 28, 2015 Chiqui rated it it was amazing
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Patsy Clairmont has let us see the book of Proverbs as a kaleidoscope - turned toward our own lives, and held up to the light. Scripture combined with wisdom and personal stories, as well as reflection questions and complementary Bible passages, provide a daily devotional I enjoyed Patsy humor very much
Ann
Jun 14, 2016 Ann rated it it was amazing
What a fun book to read. Patsy takes Proverbs and singles out a verse to write about. I really enjoy her humor and writing.
Marnie
Oct 22, 2010 Marnie rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book about Proverbs. I had read Proverbs entirely before taking on this book and I found it helpful in some of her lessons. I was familiar with the ideas being discussed.
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Patsy is a bookish woman who loves words and has a penchant for dark chocolate sorbet. Since spelling bees in grade school, childhood Scrabble games, right up to her current addiction with Words with Friends she has been known to spell it out, to say it like it is.

Much to her surprise Patsy has written a stack of books that continues to light her passion for the printed page. And nothing pleases h
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