The Wisdom Answer

Equipping Teens Living in a Culture of Deception, An Interactive Journal Based on Proverbs 1–9

Young Adult - Religious Theme
140 Pages
Reviewed on 08/16/2023
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Author Biography

I am grateful that God was always there, even, before I knew Him personally. He prepared me for this book by allowing disappointments along a bumpy life road. Little did I originally understand the training ground or preparation He was providing. He taught me the healing salve of love and forgiveness. He showed me how being in a relationship with Him and believing His Word provides drama-free stability.

Initially, my purpose in writing this book was to train my young teen sons in biblical wisdom, something I put in the category of Life Skills. I wanted to fully prepare them for their world before leaving home. As this study came together, I realized its potential value to all teens, not just my own. However, it wasn’t until many years later that I finished it.

In this book, I combine my fourteen+ years of experience as a homeschooling mom and my deep love of God’s Word. Both of my sons have a strong relationship with the Lord, have college degrees, and work in Silicon Valley.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Philip Van Heusen for Readers' Favorite

If you could choose anyone, past or present, to be your mentor in moral issues, whom would you select? Hopefully, you would choose the wisest man who ever lived. That man was Solomon and God included his sage advice in the biblical book of Proverbs. Lenora E. Trembath shares Solomon’s wisdom with teens in The Wisdom Answer. Since God is our Creator, He gives excellent guidance on living the best life. Through encouraging readers to memorize biblical verses, providing short commentaries, and asking probing questions, Lenora presents a great study of the first nine chapters of Proverbs. One important thing to remember is that since Jesus Christ met the requirement for perfection in His sacrificial death, we do not have to be perfect.

Even though The Wisdom Answer is a Bible study, Lenora E. Trembath’s writing style is not preachy. This easy-to-read informative book brings the wisdom of Solomon to life by asking open-ended questions. While this book can be used independently, Lenora suggests studying in a small group. Solomon’s wisdom includes learning self-control. Lenora is a retired homeschooling mom. She wanted to instill biblical wisdom in her children and taught them from the book of Proverbs. The Wisdom Answer is the culmination of fourteen years of preparation. If you have pre-teens, then you need this book. As a parent, one of the best things you can do is to lead your children into Godly living. This comes from studying the Bible and applying the truth. Start teaching them when they are young, and they will grow up to be wise. I highly recommend this book to all parents.

Edith Wairimu

The Wisdom Answer: Equipping Teens Living in a Culture of Deception by Lenora E Trembath is a powerful, impactful guide with timely, Bible-based advice for wise decision-making. It encourages teenagers to read and meditate on God's Word and apply its teachings daily. The work explores challenges most teenagers face, including peer pressure, building good friendships, handling sexual desire, and making decisions. It compares the current culture's beliefs with those from the first nine chapters of the Book of Proverbs and helps its audience determine the differences. In-depth study questions and memory verse challenges are included, which will help young people apply the content to their personal lives and internalize Bible teachings. The book can also be used in a group set-up. It incorporates group activities that further help one understand and apply the lessons.

In this user-friendly guide, young adults will find wise guidance for navigating their teenage years and avoiding pitfalls. I loved the straightforward, practical approach and the synthesis of each chapter. It contains eye-opening lessons that help readers differentiate between the Bible's perspective and predominant cultural viewpoints on essential subjects such as sexuality and identity. I loved that the book was written with its audience in mind. It considers teenagers' challenges and includes thought-provoking activities that they will find engaging. The language is direct and easy to understand. The Wisdom Answer by Lenora E Trembath is an essential Christian work to help teenagers identify cultural deception and apply biblical truths. The lessons will be helpful to both young and adult readers.

Diana Lopez

The Bible has valuable lessons that can help us in our daily lives because it teaches us to avoid judging ourselves and others and to adopt sound values. For this reason, young people need to learn from it to develop appropriate standards for their life path. The Wisdom Answer is a guide to reflect on the words of Proverbs chapters 1-9 in the Bible. Lenora E Trembath includes activities such as memorizing verses, questions to examine concepts, and some group activities. The lessons are structured to allow people to work at a convenient pace and evaluate their social interactions. In this way, readers will have the opportunity to assess concepts such as love from their perspective and will be able to apply the teachings in their daily lives.

Through her experiences, Lenora E Trembath has learned about love, forgiveness, and God's grace. She shares anecdotes to help readers interpret the meaning embodied in the book of Proverbs. She started this project to help her sons, which demonstrates the love and dedication she put into this journal. That personal touch makes the reading more relaxed and allows us to identify with the principles revealed in the Bible. I appreciated that the questions were created in a way that enables readers to compare their own experiences with biblical accounts. This approach not only draws from the wisdom of the Bible but also highlights practical applications. The activities and explanations are couched in simple language, so I recommend this book for teens and young adults. The Wisdom Answer is ideal for personal growth, honest self-evaluation, and learning important concepts such as humility, discipline, and justice.