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Curt Tomlin was inspired by the Holy Spirit to write “The BOOK”

The author of The Book of Proverbs and Wisdom: A Reference Manual, Curt “CT” Tomlin, was inspired by the Holy Spirit to write “The BOOK” to enhance and illuminate Christian understanding of the Old Testament’s Book of Proverbs.

Faith is what drives us

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
"Proverbs 3:6b"

Chapter Themes delve into deeper meaning of Proverbs verses

Based on the author’s reading and research of the Book of Proverbs, he received spiritual inspiration to write an illuminated guide, The Book of Proverbs and Wisdom: A Reference Manual, whereby every Proverbs verse would be positioned and contained in one or more Chapter Theme(s).
 
Each Chapter Theme characterizes and reflects the various Proverbs verses contained in the Biblical ‘Book of Proverbs’. Thus, every Proverbs verse, phrase, and/or series of Proverbs verses, has been positioned into one or more of the 70 Chapters of “THE BOOK”
 
As it is more often the case, a specific Proverbs verse might be listed within multiple Chapter Themes. For example, one of the author’s all-time favorite Proverbs verses is Proverbs 1:7, which states – “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Accordingly, the reader will find this Proverbs verse listed in six different Chapter Themes, namely: (a) ‘Fear of the LORD’; (b) ‘Knowledge’; (c) ‘Fools/Foolishness’; (d) ‘Hate/Despise’; (e) ‘Wisdom’; and (f) ‘Instruction’, based on the ‘keyword(s)’ listed above. Additionally, the author has used the NKJV version of the Bible, including this version’s citations, punctuations, fonts and appropriateness for inclusion in each said Chapter Theme.
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Each Proverbs verse is assigned to a specific Chapter Theme

Within “The BOOK”, each Proverbs verse is included or assigned to a specific Chapter Theme, based on such keywords, phrases, or overall Chapter Theme associated with such Proverbs verse. For example: Where there is a direct, one-on-one tie into a Chapter Theme from a Proverbs verse, then such keyword has been, bolded, underscored, and italicized.

Additionally, The Book of Proverbs and Wisdom: A Reference Manual contains the author’s notations to most of the Biblical Proverbs verses, such that the following notations are specified: For many Biblical Proverbs verses, the author assigned a: 

One (*); Two (**); or Three (***) notation for that Proverbs verse. Such a rating, from his perspective, represents how that Proverbs verse spoke to his heart, i.e. “Good*”, “Better**”, or “Best***”. 
 
Uniquely, all Category Three (***) Proverbs verse notations have been bolded where such Proverbs verses appear within The Book of Proverbs and Wisdom: A Reference Manual. For example, Proverbs 1:7 – “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction” – appears in the already mentioned Chapter Themes in a ‘bold’ fashion.
 
Another unique characteristic of The Book of Proverbs and Wisdom: A Reference Manual is that, on numerous occasions within a particular Chapter Theme verse notation, the author includes surrounding Proverbs verses(s). In the author’s opinion, including ancillary Proverbs verses helps to “illuminate” Proverbs verse(s) for a particular Theme. Thus, in some cases, a single Proverbs verse may not fully encapsulate spiritual wisdom, knowledge, discernment and/or instructional message on a standalone basis.
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Finally, one truly distinctive characteristic that has been incorporated into the body of The Book of Proverbs and Wisdom: A Reference Manual is the inclusion of what is being characterized as a “Chapter Narrative”, which precedes each Chapter Theme. Each Chapter Narrative represents either the author’s personalized reflection of how the upcoming Chapter Theme(s) impacted the author’s Life, or, it reflects the author’s interpretation of how that Chapter Theme(s) has spoken to the author.

About the author

Curt “CT” Tomlin holds a Bachelor of Science double major in Accounting and Finance from the University of Southern California. CT earned his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Having served over thirty years as a CPA, Corporate, and international finance executive, CT now dedicates his time to philanthropic efforts, spreading God’s teachings, and financial coaching. CT enjoys reading, travelling, and spending time with his two daughters, Crystal and Sydney, and granddaughter, Kennedy.

About the Author

Curt “CT” Tomlin holds a Bachelor of Science double major in Accounting and Finance from the University of Southern California. CT earned his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Having served over thirty years as a CPA, Corporate, and international finance executive, CT now dedicates his time to philanthropic efforts, spreading God’s teachings, and financial coaching. CT enjoys reading, travelling, and spending time with his two daughters, Crystal and Sydney, and granddaughter, Kennedy.

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