Sunday, November 19, 2017

Pass It On by Champ Thornton - REVIEWED

About the Book:
Pass It On is the perfect gift for an older member of your family who would like to leave a lasting legacy for someone younger. It includes questions for each chapter in Proverbs and also gives space for prayers, memories, and stories to pass on to the next generation. This beautiful journal will be valued by the person who receives it and also treasured as a lasting keepsake by whoever they choose to “pass it on” to! In Proverbs, God has left an amazing legacy of wisdom. It’s our privilege to pass that legacy on to the next generation. There are many different kinds of legacies to leave, but sharing yourself and your faith with the next generation will always stand the test of time.

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 answering questions on each chapter, writing prayers, and sharing personal stories, readers create a lasting keepsake for themselves and 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 that will encourage them to share their life and faith with the next generation.

An easy-to-accomplish devotional and journal allows users to go at their own pace through Proverbs.
Users create a personalized journal filled with God’s wisdom and their own faith story.
Encourages older and wiser friends and relatives to share their faith with the next generation.
The perfect gift that will be cherished and passed on from one generation to the next.

The fresh and careful translation provided comes from Dr. Bruce Waltke, who has devoted his life to the 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.

Purchase your copy HERE.

My Thoughts:

This is a beautiful book, and is challenging me to consider Proverbs and the truths of the book in an entirely new way.  The author give correlating scripture to consider as you journal through the proverb, and many times asks that you re-write it in your own words.  This is a powerful tool for me personally, because I'm literally writing out what I "hear" God speaking to me through the Scripture.

Now, part of this journal provides space for remembrances of your own faith journey.  While this is healing and beneficial to do for myself, I'm not sure I'd share the nitty-gritty details with someone coming along behind me on this journey of faith.  It is entirely possible that I'm a little TOO literal in my answers, but once I see it on paper, I become a bit hesitant to share it with someone else.  This may change as I make my way through, but I'm a bit on the fence with this right least if I'm the one passing it on!

The thought has occurred to me that perhaps I need to gift this to some mature Christians that I'd like to receive insight from! :)  My first thoughts were to share this with my children, but then I hit this wall of privacy in my own mind and I wonder how much of my story to share.  Proverbs deals with some very personal issues.  That is good for me to consider, but sharing it?  I don't know.

So, this a GREAT journal!! But for now, this is between me and God.  And that may be all it needs to be.  I'd encourage you to check it out!  It would be quite a treasure to receive it back filled with wisdom from a mature Christian you admire.  This is really a brilliant, thought-provoking journal whether you keep it as a reminder of your own faith journey, or if you choose to share it.

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 FaithGod’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.

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