Happy Monday friends! What better way to start the work week then with a look into a wonderful Proverbs journal. I am so happy that Litfuse decided to do this blog tour because I think this a great tool for Christians!
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About the Book
Pass It On: A Proverbs Journal for the Next Generation (New Growth Press, October 2017)
Let Scripture reform the next generation.
There are many different kinds of legacies we can leave, but sharing yourself and your faith with the next generation will always stand the test of time. Through showing himself and his wisdom in the book of Proverbs, God has also left his legacy with us and relies on us to share it with our children and grandchildren. But before we can share that wisdom, first we must grow in our own understanding and knowledge and record, reflect, and consider what we have learned.
Pass it On provides readers with an opportunity to create a legacy of wisdom and faith and to share it with their children and grandchildren. As readers are guided through the book of Proverbs, they are asked to create their own personalized, wisdom journal with the aim of giving it to someone they love. Through careful study, answering questions, writing out prayers, and sharing personal stories, readers can create a lasting keepsake for themselves and for their families and friends.
Created by Champ Thornton, best-selling author of The Radical Book for Kids, Pass It On is an innovative resource to strengthen families and help them grow in their love for God and each other. This is a perfect gift for an older and wiser friend or relative, so they can share themselves and what they have learned about God with the next generation.
The fresh and careful translation provided comes from Dr. Bruce Waltke, who, now in his eighties, has devoted his life to a humble and Christ-focused study of God s Word, and especially the book of Proverbs. His two-volume work on Proverbs is considered by many as the premier commentary in the English language. As you study the translation of individual chapters, add your own comments in the margins. And feel free to circle, underline, and connect key words or phrases as you see them in the chapter for the day.
First of all, I love the cover. I know that it is kind of irrelevant to what’s important inside this book, but it just caught my attention. In fact, it caught my daughter’s attention too. When I received it in the mail, she immediately came over and started asking all kinds of questions. Then I got the best question – “Mom, can you just not write in this book and give it to me when you are done with it so that I can fill it out?” Well of course, or better yet we can get you your own copy! I love finding a Christian book that my daughter is excited about. And a journaling/study book at that! Well done Champ Thornton, well done.
Basically this book is taking you through the book of Proverbs in a way that will not only grow your own spiritual self, but will be a testimony to those who come after you. It does start out with a “birds eye view” of the Proverbs chapter you are reading about in that lesson, but I recommend having your own bible nearby to get some more depth in it. Plus it will be a version that you like if you do not like the NIV that is provided in the text. It goes on to ask some really great in depth questions to get you thinking. At times you may want to even dig deeper into the bible, which means the chapter make take you longer to complete and that’s okay! It’s all in your own timing. Well, you and God!
Overall I thought this book was a great addition to our family. I cannot wait for my daughter to dive in and see how it helps in her life. I hope that it helps you as well! I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
About the Author
Champ Thornton, MDiv, is associate pastor at Ogletown Baptist Church in Delaware. He has pastored in South Carolina and served as director of SOMA, a ministry training school in Columbus, OH. He is also the author of “The Radical Book for Kids: Exploring the Roots and Shoots of Faith,” “God’s Love: A Bible Storybook,” and Bible curriculum for early and upper elementary-aged children. Champ and his wife, Robben, have been married since 1996 and have three children.