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Proverbs for Life

As we live our lives in this complex world, we all need wisdom and guidance. Where can we turn? In the Bible, we can turn to the book of Proverbs. In it we find principles for living that will help us as we try to live out our Christian life. This study, while useful to any Christian, is specifically designed for men and women in prison or on parole. In each of the chapters there are real life illustrations of the principles taught in Proverbs. Read this study and find wisdom for life.

Dick was saved at age 19 while in the Navy. Afterwards, he attended Wheaton College and Wheaton Graduate School earning a M.A. in New Testament Studies. Dick and Marilyn were married in 1962, and have been blessed with three children and six grandchildren.


Dick worked as a juvenile probation officer for 33 years, and since 1994 has been volunteering with ECS Ministries, focusing mainly on the spiritual aftercare of parolee students. Prior to his work with ECS Ministries, Dick and his wife served as leaders in their church's Junior High Department. He is also involved in evangelism and active at church.

Here's What People Are Saying!

"I want to thank you for this course Proverbs For Life. It has blessed me with wisdom and understanding about the word of God that I did not know."

Melvin, inmate

"I never learned so much about the Bible until I studied your sourses. I can honestly say that I have learned more in this one year than at any other time in my life. Your notes are appreciated and I review them again and again. I have grown in my faith and belief so profoundly that I have made a 180 degree change from what I was to who I am now."

William, inmate in Colorado

"I've tried other Bible courses, but none has intrigued, inspired, or taught me like yours. Proverbs for Life was very inspiring. How much I've changed and grown through my Christian journey. I love doing your studies and I thank you for sending them!"

Allen, inmate in Texas


Chapter 1  Fearing God Helps in Personal Relationships
Chapter 2  Trusting God Brings Guidance
Chapter 3  Godly Friends Bring Happiness
Chapter 4  A Righteous Work Ethic Brings Satisfaction
Chapter 5  Sexual Purity Brings Stability of Life
Chapter 6  A Good Marriage Brings God’s Favor
Chapter 7  Love of Righteousness Brings Hatred of Sin
Chapter 8  Avoiding an Angry Man Brings Safety
Chapter 9  Pleasant Words Bring Sweetness to the Soul
Chapter 10  Humbling Yourself Brings Honor
Chapter 11  Truthfulness Brings God’s Delight
Chapter 12  Self-Control Brings Victory

Additional Info

  • Author: Dick Hopkins
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112
  • ISBN: 978-0-940293-80-9
  • Price: $4.00