The Bible is a living book and the words in Sirach bring us understanding. I say that it is living because it will manifest itself differently within each and every one of us. The Bible is about you. It is designed to tell you about yourself and answer questions that cannot be answered in any other way. This is because the Bible’s stories have prompts that you will not get comprised in one place anywhere else.
This long book deals with many theological issues (e.g., creation, divine election and providence, prayer, theodicy, death), as well as many topics of social ethics (e.g., poverty and wealth, women, family and friends, honor and shame).