Pass It On: A Proverbs Journal for the Next Generation
“In Pass it On, Champ Thornton has created another unique resource for assisting Christian parents to extract the precious wisdom from the endless goldmine of the Book of Proverbs and impart its righteous riches to their children. I will be using it with my kids and urge others to dig in, too.”See All
Matthew C. Mitchell
father of four, author of Resisting Gossip, and pastor of Lanse Evangelical Free Church
“Champ has created an inventive and intentional method for applying the book of Proverbs to our lives that our friends and loved ones can greatly benefit from. Passing down the wisdom of God's word to the next generation has never been so easy and enjoyable!”See All
Lead Pastor of Substance Church, OH, & Author of Stop Your Complaining
“Pass It On introduces Proverbs and shows us how to personalize reflections for subsequent generations. Wisdom personally applied to the life circumstances of family and friends is worth more than silver and gold. It is the most important estate planning any of us can do. This book is a wonderful gift for anyone who aspires to leave a legacy of wisdom.”See All
pastor of The Red Brick Church and the author of Unpacking Forgiveness: Biblical Answers for Complex Questions and Deep Wounds and When the Word Leads Your Pastoral Search
“Proverbs prescribes the pattern of the kind of life that pleases God, showing what holiness looks like in the most mundane circumstances of life. It takes the religion of the sanctuary and applies it to life in the streets and in the home. So often this path from "church" to "life" is charted by the guidance of a father. This is what Thornton does in his journal Pass It On. His overview of the book's message and thought–provoking questions are designed to help parents guide their children in the way of holiness. It has been said that religion is no more real than it is in the home. Using Thornton's little book to work through Proverbs will help to foster real religion.”See All
PhD, Vice President for Academic Affairs/Academic Dean, Professor of Old Testament, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
“Part journal, part study guide, part prayer diary, part personal account—all add up to a treasured keepsake. The book of Proverbs itself suggests an approach like this: 'Hear, my son [and daughter], your father's instruction and forsake not your mother's teaching.' Champ Thornton offers a practical way to do just that, and future generations will benefit.”See All
Janie B. Cheaney
Senior Writer, WORLD Magazine
“In Pass It On, Champ Thornton celebrates how Christians "get good" wisdom in Christ so we can "do good" by living a wise life for others. Incredibly, Champ worked this gospel movement into the very fabric of his book. Parents spend time with Christ in Proverbs, receive Christ's wisdom, and then pass it on to the next generation. Champ is a master teacher, and Pass It On is an incredible resource for dads and moms.”See All
Pastor of Families at Sojourn Community Church––Midtown
“Martin Luther said, 'If you picture the Bible to be a mighty tree and every word a little branch, I have shaken every one of these branches because I wanted to know what it was and what it meant.' Champ Thornton has done this same thing in Pass it On. In this extraordinarily useful book, he has shaken the branches of Proverbs and shared its good fruit with the reader.”See All
Executive Director of Frontline Missions International, author of Dispatches from the Front
“'My son do not forget my teaching' (Proverbs 3:1). What greater legacy can we pass on to our children than biblical wisdom? This remarkable book by Champ Thornton helps us do just that—sharing the God–centered, practical wisdom for living found in Proverbs with those who come after us. When you've worked your way through this step–by–step guide you'll have a record of your own journey to hand over to the next generation—a journey they will read, cherish, and carry on. I'm going to start immediately, you should too!”See All
Professor of NT Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“Champ Thornton guides men and women to study the book of Proverbs in a way that will call the next generation to a Christ–centered ethic of life instead of to human–centered moralisms. An outstanding guide for studying Proverbs!”See All
Timothy Paul Jones
Ph.D., C. Edwin Gheens Professor of Christian Family Ministry, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“In Pass It On, Champ Thornton gives us the opportunity to create a family heirloom. Imagine the treasure of discovering a devotional book with your father's or even grandfather's notes in the margins. Let the thought of creating such a priceless keepsake inspire you to use this book. In a world of plastic and video, you can offer your child a gift with substance—the truth of God's Word and the testimony of how it touched you.”See All
Pastor and Author of The Ology, Dragon Seed, The Gospel Story Bible
“The book of Proverbs intends to make us wise, righteous, and godly. I am pleased to recommend Champ Thornton's engaging book, Pass It On, which helps us both to understand the book of Proverbs and to see how it applies to our lives as well as to those to whom we will pass on the profound wisdom we find there. In our complex and troubled world, we need the wisdom of the book of Proverbs to navigate us toward God and toward a flourishing life. Champ Thornton masterfully guides us in a way that helps us learn from Proverb's rich teaching.”See All
Tremper Longman III
Distinguished Scholar of Biblical Studies, Westmont College
“As a parent, my greatest hope is to share my love for Jesus with my children. Champ Thornton's new book, Pass It On: A Proverbs Journal for the Next Generation allows parents a wonderful opportunity to share wisdom and insights from God's Word that will bless future generations. It's an excellent resource to help leave a legacy of faith for our children and grandchildren.”See All
Editor at The Gospel Coalition and author of Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood
“It is hard to over–estimate the value of Proverbs. The book is a compendium of God's wisdom. Champ Thornton provides you with a guided tour for each chapter and space for you to journal about how the wisdom of the Proverbs maps onto your life. It is my prayer that this book will make the Proverbs sing for another generation. If you like to journal, you will love this book.”See All
Dr. Tedd Tripp
Pastor Emeritus, Author, Conference Speaker
“This book is a gift to the next generation, but the giver will receive a treasure, too. If you've felt that sense of urgency as you watch the young children around you grow up too quickly in your estimation, this book will help direct your urgency into action. Champ thoughtfully guides parents and others through Proverbs with the aim to helping us impart wisdom to the next generation. This gift is for children ages 0–99!”See All
author of Missional Motherhood and Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full
“Champ Thornton gives parents, grandparents, and friends a Proverbs journal to pass on that incorporates accurate insight into the background of the Proverbs, the nature of wisdom, the application of wisdom to daily life, the ways in which wisdom points us to Jesus, and an opportunity to add personal stories and reflection. We need this book in our age of cultural confusion.”See All
John M. Frame
Ph. D., D. D., Professor Emeritus in Systematic Theology and Philosophy Reformed Theological Seminary
“In the book you are holding, Champ Thornton provides a brilliant way to inculcate the divine wisdom of Proverbs into your family. Follow his plan and you will produce what may become the most valuable and spiritually–fruitful gift your children or grandchildren will ever receive. What you write in these pages will surely be long–lasting in its impact and deeply treasured by its recipients. Use this book, record the wisdom God has given to you through the book of Proverbs, and Pass it On.”See All
Donald S. Whitney
professor of biblical spirituality and associate dean for the School of Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY
“Every Christian parent desires to teach their children biblical truth and pass along wisdom from God. Champ Thornton has made our work and effort easier through his book Pass It On. His unique concept will not only allow us parents to pass along wisdom from Proverbs, it will equip and serve our own hearts and minds as we meditate on Scripture and journal our thoughts. I highly recommend this resource.”See All
author of God's Very Good Idea, Fear and Faith, and Enjoy
“Through the ages, Christians have turned to the thirty–one chapters of Proverbs for guidance. Now this book by Champ Thornton can help us plumb this treasure with a greater God–centered and Christ–centered focus. This book will not only help you find wisdom, but by its unique design will also help those who come after you live skillfully as God's sons and daughters in God's world.”See All
Stephen J. Nichols
President of Reformation Bible College and Chief Academic Officer of Ligonier Ministries
“Imagine what would happen if your family went through this book together. Seriously. Just imagine.”See All
Co–host, FamilyLife Today
“As Christian parents in a post–modern culture, we long to instill biblical wisdom and virtue in our children's hearts and lives. With Pass It On, Champ Thornton has provided a way for parents or grandparents to provide the next generation with a keepsake volume filled with personal reflections on each chapter of Proverbs. This is a gift a young person can treasure for years to come.”See All
President — Focus on the Family
Connecting One Generation to the Next - The Perfect Combination of a Bible Study and a Gift Book!
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.
- An easy-to-accomplish devotional and journal on the book of Proverbs.
- Allows readers to create a personalized wisdom journal they can share with those they love.
- Encourages older and wiser friends and relatives to share their faith with the next generation.
- An innovative resource to strengthen families and grow their love for God and each other.
- 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, 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. 4. Complete the “Reflections” section.
What Makes the Product Unique? More than just a commentary on Proverbs, Pass It On provides readers a unique opportunity to also reflect and record their own personal thoughts on God’s wisdom. Following careful study of each chapter of Proverbs, readers are asked questions that encourage deeper reflection on the Scripture, as well as to share their own personal stories and write a prayer for the journal’s next owner. After completing the journal, readers are then asked to complete one final step—to pass it on to someone else and share their wisdom and faith with others! The perfect combination of a bible study and a gift book!
What Is the Product for? The perfect gift for older and wiser friends and relatives, Pass It On allows readers to both learn learn God’s wisdom and share their wisdom and faith with the people they love. Through careful study of the book of Proverbs, as well as answering questions, writing prayers, and sharing personal stories, readers will create their own personalized wisdom journal that will be a lasting keepsake cherished for generations to come. Champ Thornton has created an innovative resource for families that will not only strengthen their knowledge and love of God, but of each other as well.
Who Is the Product for? Proverbs-filled children come from Proverbs-filled parents, and Pass It On is the perfect resource for parents or grandparents hoping to pass God’s wisdom on to the next generation. Older and wiser family members, friends, or mentors will also enjoy the opportunity to share their wisdom and faith with the people they love. A great gift idea for younger people to give to older people they respect and admire, Pass It On will become a cherished and lasting keepsake for both the reader and whoever is blessed to receive it.