Thursday, October 27, 2016

Resources to Help You Pass on Your Faith - It Is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren

Have you been reading grandma's cookie jar and agree with me when I write about passing on a heritage of faith to your grandchildren, but are not sure where and how to begin? Do you have friends who are grandparents who also want to pass on their faith, but are also not sure where to begin? If so, would you and they like to work through a book together to learn how to pass on your faith? Or, even if you know how to pass on your faith, does the idea of a study/book you could work through on your own or with friends sound like a good idea to you? 

Well - the good news is there are resources available to help you - and your friends - pass your faith to your grandchildren! Today I want to share one of three resources with you. (I'll share the other two over the next two days.)

The first is a book which you could read/work through on your own or in a Sunday school class or small group. It Is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren has ten chapters, each dealing with how to pass faith to your grandchildren such as . . .
  • Helping your grandchildren understand how God sees them.
  • How to pray for grandchildren and help them become people of prayer.
  • What it means to model trust in God.
  • How to help grandchildren be people who seek God.
  • Understand how God's faithful love changes us so we love and serve others.
  • How to help your grandchildren have a true vision of Who God is.
  • How to be grandparents who understand what the most important thing is and then to help your grandchildren do the same.
  • Challenge to live with enthusiasm.
  • How to deal with disappointment and choose to trust God.
  • What it means to have open eyes of faith and to help your grandchildren do the same.
Each chapter ends with a Scripture verse/passage and a personalized Scripture prayer for yourself and your grandchildren as well as some suggestions for how to help your grandchildren with the topic of the chapter.

I am the author of It Is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren, but I want you to know what others are saying about this book . . .

"Every grandparent will want to read, It Is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren,  not because you don't want to spoil them, but because you want to help your grandchildren grow God's way. Grandparenting is a special gift from God, and as a grandparent, I am deeply grateful for this awesome gift. But I also want to maximize the gift, and this book will help me, and you, with this challenge."
                                                                                                      Gil Beers, Author of more than 150 books including, What Every Child Should Know About the Bible, The Toddler's Bible, and the Victor Handbook to the Bible

“Lynda gives us the gift of a book long overdue! With warmth, wit, and sincerity she shows grandparents it’s more than OK to lavishly love on their grandchildren. She shares how to pour into their lives and make the positive impact only a grandparent can make. It’s the kind which doesn’t spoil a child. It’s a love which helps strengthen and shape the heart and character of your grandchildren. As a mom, I read the book daydreaming about the decades ahead when I’ll be a grandmother and able to share this special bond with my future grandchildren. Knowing the love which is to come via my grandchildren makes watching my children grow up so quickly a little bit easier. It also freed me from worrying my Mother was lavishing too much on my sons or perhaps stealing a little of my thunder. My worry has been replaced by knowing there’s special room for each of us! This is the perfect book to purchase for yourself as a grandparent, give to anyone you know who is, or is about to become, a grandparent, or share with a mom who’s worried Grandma or Grandpa's love might interfere with the parent's relationship with the child. It Is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren is an uplifting, freeing, and valuable book for every family!”
Maralee McKee
Author, The Gracious Mom’s Guide to Manners

Check it out and get It Is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren - work through it yourself or with friends!

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