Saturday, August 7, 2010

Review: Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope: Seeing God's Wit and Wisdom in a Whole New Night by Patsy Clairmont

(For review from Thomas Nelson)


Acclaimed author and Women of Faith speaker Patsy Clairmont causes womens' hearts to leap and their hopes to lift in this quirky, straight-to-the point look at the Proverbs.

Understanding the Christian life and the Bible can be a daunting task. But maybe God didn't mean it to be so hard. In Kaleidoscope of Proverbs, Patsy Clairmont pieces together some powerful messages from God and reveals new facets of beauty, inspiration, and instruction. Written for busy women, Patsy offers brief, powerful chapters that address the key aspects of their lives, hearts, and relationships.

In the Proverbs, God gives us small gems of hope and truth, and in Kaleidoscope of Proverbs, Patsy Clairmont unveils them for readers with her trademark humor and insightful teaching.


The Book of Proverbs has always been one of my favorite books in the Bible. It's full of so much useful information for every day living. Living a Christian life can be on the difficult side sometimes and interpreting scripture can seem a daunting task. Author, Patsy Clairmont, breaks it down for women who are interested in learning more about being a woman of faith.

Proverbs may seem a bit disorganized to some people. But, I think it is full of little gems of information. There is something for everyone in Proverbs, singles and couples, children and parents, even wives and husbands and Patsy Clairmont is able bring it all together so that it makes sense to everyone as well.

Clairmont uses humor and wit to get the pearl from oyster so to speak. She brings all of these disjointed bits of information into something more cohesive and easier to understand. I liked this book a lot.

Kaleidoscope is available NOW from your favorite bookseller.

I'm giving it a 4 out of 5 apples from my book bag!

Here is additional information about the author, Patsy Clairmont.

Petite, profound, and playful. These words help to describe her size, her message, and her humor. She has a command of God's word and with her quick wit and fast Patsy Clairmont paced humor she will keep everyone laughing. This light touch combined with scriptural knowledge makes Patsy an unusual package. You find yourself laughing God's truths right into your heart.

Patsy comes from an uncommon background. Her years of suffering as a prisoner in her own home, a victim of agoraphobia, have given her a deep appreciation of God's healing power. God has pulled together the emotionally fragmented pieces of her life. From her emotionally troubled background God has combined her humor and her knowledge of His word to remind you that imperfect, "cracked" Christians are God's specialty.

Patsy now travels throughout the U.S. providing humor for the heart and hope for the healing. Currently, she is a speaker with the Women of Faith conferences, speaking to tens of thousands of women each month. In her fourteen years with Women of Faith she has reached over 4 million women.

Patsy is also the author of the best-selling books "God Uses Cracked Pots", "Normal is Just a Setting on Your Dryer", "Under His Wings", "Sportin' a 'Tude", "Tea with Patsy Clairmont", "It's About Home; Creating a Place to Cherish", "I Love Being a Woman" and "Stepping Stones; A Garden Path", "Mending Your Heart in a Broken World, "The Hat Box", "The Shoe Box", 'I Grew Up Little' and 'Pillow Prayers', 'All Cracked Up', Dancing Bones, Living Lively in the Valley, I Second that Emotion and "Catching Fireflies". She also has written her first book of fiction, "Stardust on My Pillow; Stories to Sleep on". Her latest book is "Kaleidoscope".

Patsy is excited to now be a children’s author! The 'Tales from the Pantry' series contains five children’s books 'Meatball', 'Soccer', 'Stinky', 'Spud' and "Basil and Parsley".

Patsy has been married to Les for 43 years and they have two sons, Marty and Jason, daughter-in-law Danya, and grandsons, Justin and Noah.

1 comment:

Mystica said...

I havent read much of this kind of book. It sounds interesting.