This book provides a probing, literal, and lively study of the book of Proverbs for the Christian layperson. The author brings contemporary meaning to these ancient words by using a wealth of illustrations from real life situations. This work makes for an interesting, engaging, and faith-renewing daily devotional.
—Rev. Christine Blair, Ph.D., Interim Pastor, First Presbyterian Church of Upland, CA
Deeply insightful, with rich practical applications from real life experiences illustrating and illuminating the Book of Proverbs, David Encina’s open-hearted honesty and willingness to share his inner life is overwhelmingly refreshing. His illustrations fromhis past life are arresting and riveting when tied to the teachings of the Proverbs. Reading this book will yield many rewards for young as well as old and applies to all. I find it both instructional as well as devotional. Like the Book of Proverbs it was designed for a son but applies to us all! Every parent should have this book and read it daily for themselves and their children!
—Pastor Dan Dinette New Community Foursquare Church Glendora, CA
Biblical scholarship, personal testimony, heart-warming stories, humor, and inspiration all find their way into David Encina’s Whosoever—Finding Christ in the Book of Proverbs. His book reads like a lay commentary that gently yet firmly reflects not only the wisdom of the Old Testament but also the spirit of Christ!
—Rev. Dr. Gary Hindman, Pastor Emeritus, First Presbyterian Church, Upland, CA
In the Scriptures, King David was known as “a man after God’s own heart” (I Samuel 13:14) and was known as a gifted musician and writer. I am proud to say that David Encina is also a man after God’s own heart, as well as a gifted writer and musician. In these pages of Whosoever, author David Encina has given us wonderful words of comfort, grace, and truth that lead us all to trust in Christ more fully. The book is practical, as David shares his life with us, and is deeply grounded in the Scriptures. You will find not just David the author’s journey of faith; you will find a guide for your own journey as well. In closing, let me share that I still remember seeing David in his van in our church parking lot during his lunch breaks, dedicating his time to praying for his pastors, his church, his family, and whosoever. I believe you will be drawn into God’s heart as you read this book—both clergy and lay people alike.
—Rev. David J. Peters
My good friend David shares an incredibly honest testimony of his journey in the Christian faith by exploring the Old Testament Book of Proverbs. I know you will enjoy his journey, for it is written to both the Christian disciple and to the non-believer. Thank you, David. Your book offers a clear challenge to those of us who are Christians and an appealing faith option to those who areuncommitted.
—Pastor Darel Griffin, Retired Presbyterian Minister
This book not only captures the heart behind the wisdom in the book of Proverbs, but it also brings it to life in a fresh and easy to understand way for people in the twenty-first century. As you read this book, you can’t help but be drawn in by David’s own personal, real-life stories of struggle, temptation, and victories, and how he grew through those experiences by recognizing Jesus Christ in each of them. The book of Proverbs can at times be a difficult read for many, but Whosoever helps to shed light on those passages in a way we can all understand. I highly recommend it for anyone seeking to find Christ in the everyday situations and circumstances of life. Why? Because as David points out, He’s there … always has been … and always will be.
—Pastor Chad Lucio Refuge Church, Glendora, CA