Pondering Proverbs is not intended as a scholarly work, says author and pastor Tom Hinkle, but a labor of love.
“I have tried to give some insight into what the Proverbs are telling us and have tried to give some practical thoughts about their teachings,” writes Hinkle. “It has been a work that has given me a better understanding of the book of Proverbs, and I hope it will help others as they seek to know more about the wisdom God offers to each of us.
“The grace of our Lord sustains us each day, and His wisdom guides us. I believe this study will help others learn to walk in God’s wisdom and be a blessing to others. I hope others can be helped by what I have written, and that God will be honored.”
In this first of two volumes, Hinkle offers a comprehensive study of chapters 1-16 of Proverbs using the HEAR method (highlight, explain, apply and respond) popularized by Robby and Kandi Gallaty.
Tom Hinkle has served as pastor of St. John’s Bethel Baptist Church in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, since 2015, and previously served churches in Kentucky for thirty years.