The Proverbs Explained

A Blueprint for Christian Living

Acquiring wisdom is both a human task and a divine gift. Wisdom aims at the formation of character, and there is no better guide than the Book of Proverbs. The Proverbs teach us how to be wise and self-controlled, and how to do what is honest, right and fair.

In these pages, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, host of EWTN Live, will help you make the most of the treasure-trove of practical advice found in the Book of Proverbs. He explains in a succinct and readable way how God's blessing is related to our behavior, how you can be like God, and how to live in accord with His law.

Because each Proverb is true in a certain sense and applicable in a certain way, Fr. Pacwa helps you relate each Proverb to your particular state in life as well as to your own spiritual journey.

The message of Proverbs is simple, yet difficult to live out. Read these pages, and you'll come to understand the practical side of righteousness, and you'll begin to grow in wisdom through patience, prayer, and God's grace.


For centuries, Christians regarded the book of Proverbs as a kind of "beginner's guide" to life. It was extraordinarily popular with ancient Christians, and St. Jerome even listed it as one of the first books of the Bible that you should read. In The Proverbs Explained, Fr. Mitch Pacwa does a fantastic job of organizing and explaining the inspired words of Sacred Scripture. This book should be on the shelf of anyone wanting solid biblical guidance on family life, money-matters, business ethics, chastity, growth in virtue, and a host of other topics relevant to everyday life.

Brant Pitre

Fr. Mitch Pacwa illuminates and clarifies countless passages from the Book of Proverbs, providing readers with a rich distillation of what this important book of the Bible offers for their daily life as well as their spiritual life.

Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

It is one thing to proclaim wisdom, another to explain it, and still another to offer a practical way to engage it. In this eminently beneficial book, Father Mitch Pacwa, Scripture scholar extraordinaire, does all three. He presents the Book of Proverbs to readers in a way that preserves its integrity and explores its mysteries to reveal a path to live its truths in the dimension of our everyday lives. I was inspired, instructed, and encouraged in my walk of faith. You will be, too!

Johnnette S. Benkovic






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