Proverbs: the beginning of wisdom
It's about the shaping of character. A book founded on the idea that people can change, that wisdom can be learned. In our increasingly shallow culture, Proverbs is a corrective, urging the reader to carefully consider the world around and collect, cherish, celebrate wisdom: 'Go to the ant, consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest.'