Machowski, Marty

Wise Up: 10-Minute Family Devotions in Proverbs



Wise Up: 10-Minute Family Devotions in Proverbs

Book Description:

Every parent wants to see their children make good choices, grow in wisdom, and learn how to live a God-honoring life. But Christian parents know that teaching good morals isn't enough. Kids (and adults) need gospel power in order to "wise up!"

Wise Up, the newest family devotional from best-selling children's author and family pastor, Marty Machowski,will help make learning the truths of Proverbs fun and memorable for first- to sixth-grade kids as it points them to the true wisdom that is only found in Christ. Like his acclaimed Long Story Short and Old Story New devotionals, Wise Up offers families an easy-to-use, gospel-focused resource that can be successfully completed in just ten minutes a day, five days per week. Each session features Bible reading, discussion questions, a fun activity, and a song to make the study memorable for everyone in the family.

In twelve short weeks, you can walk your entire family through the book of Proverbs, keeping them focused on the gospel the whole time. Unlike some other kids resources on Proverbs, Wise Up is not a study on good morals. Machowski examines Proverbs from a biblical-theological perspective-avoiding the dangers of moralism while still teaching gospel-motivated good choices. Each wisdom theme in Wise Up is carefully and repeatedly connected to the good news of Jesus's life, death, resurrection, and coming return. Ultimately, the goal of this family devotional is to present the wisdom of Solomon against the backdrop of the gospel to show children that real wisdom comes only as we depend on Jesus for daily help and forgiveness. As a result, Wise Up moves families beyond the practical wisdom of Proverbs, to connect the teaching of Solomon to God's larger story of salvation.


Author Marty Machowski is a Family Life Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, where he has served on the pastoral staff for more than twenty years. Marty leads Promise Kingdom, the gospel-centered children's ministry of Covenant Fellowship. He and his wife Lois and their six children reside in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He is also the Executive Editor for Children's Resources at New Growth Press.


"Marty Machowski has delivered yet another faithful, clear, and accessible book for parents and families. Wise Up is a compelling resource that winsomely communicates the wisdom of Proverbs to a modern generation, while also showing how Proverbs fits within the biblical storyline that culminates in the person and work of Jesus Christ. This book is a helpful tool for any parent who treasures the spiritual lives of their children and wants to nourish them in the faith once for all delivered to the saints." --- R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY

"I am pleased to recommend another of Marty Machowski's wonderful family worship resources. Wise Up is a twelve-week study in the Proverbs. Each family devotional can be done in about ten minutes and includes Scripture reading, brief comments followed by provocative questions and a suggestion for prayer time. This book is engaging, interesting, full of good content, and above all doable-a valuable resource. Get it and use it for the good of your kids and generations yet unborn!" --- Dr. Tedd Tripp, Author, conference speaker

"Wise Up by Marty Machowski is an excellent resource for family devotions. Over the course of twelve weeks, he provides engaging lessons that help families explore the wisdom of Proverbs in a five-day-a-week format. Wise Up uses songs, purposeful activities, and probing questions to draw families into the Bible, allowing them to grow closer to one another as they grow closer to God. Of all the activities we can do with our children, family devotions are the one opportunity we cannot afford to miss!" --- Melissa Kruger, Women's Ministry Coordinator at Uptown Church PCA, author of The Envy of Eve: Finding Contentment in a Covetous World and Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood

Additional Information:

Number of Pages:145
Publisher:New Growth Press
Publication Date:2016