Literary Pursuits

Review: Pass It On

Unless you are part of my family you may not know that for about 18 years in the 1990s and early 2000s I published a monthly family newsletter that I mailed out to my extended family. I started it not long before my children came along at the encouragement of my parents and grandparents. It turned to be a wonderful way to keep in touch with our far-flung family in the years just before the internet made instant communication so convenient.

However, for me, it was more than that. It was a way to share the faith and family stories of an earlier generation with the younger ones coming up. I cherish the heritage God has blessed me with and I don’t take lightly the importance of passing it on.

Today I want to share about another Bible-journaling-style book I had the opportunity to review. I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review.

Pass It On is “a Proverbs journal for the next generation.”

Obviously, it focuses on the book of Proverbs and includes the full text chapter by chapter. At the end of each chapter are several reflection questions with space for journaling. This makes it seem like a Bible study book. But it’s more than that.

There are also journaling prompts of what you might like to say to your children or others of the next generation in relation to the Proverbs. The idea is to complete the study with your notes and thoughts and then Pass It On.

This keepsake book, created by Champ Thornton, has a lovely imitation leather cover. It is obviously designed as a special gift. I look forward to completing the study and the journaling and then passing it along to my children and, hopefully, eventually my grandchildren. You can peruse a sample here.


This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the Lord. Psalm 102:18

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