Friday, September 25, 2015

Equip Those Grandparents - Great Lessons & Grand Blessings

I have one more book resource I'm happy to share with you today which you could recommend for grandparents in your ministry and use in classes/small groups for grandparents. This one is a book which looks at grandparents and grandchildren in the Bible, written by Dr. Elmer & Ruth Towns.

Great Lessons and Grand Blessings: Discover How Grandparents Can Inspire and Transform Their Grandchildren
Authors - Dr Elmer & Ruth Towns
Publisher - ChurchGrowth

Favorite Features -
  • Great Lessons and Grand Blessings Study Guide available - great resource for classes and small groups as they work through this book.
  • Walks readers through Bible grandparents and grandchildren including, Jacob, Naomi, Asa, Lois, Caleb, Joash, Mephibosheth, Joel, Artaxerxes, Jonathan, Noah & Paul.
  • Provides interesting background and history on Bible people; some of whom you may not be familiar with, and how they influenced their grandchildren or as grandchildren, made the choices they made.
  • Many chapters end with, "Lessons to Take Away" - excellent info.
Church Growth says; "Congratulations! As a grandparent, you have once again experienced the miracle of new life in your family. Being a grandparent means you are older . . . wiser . . . and you can offer your grandchildren something invaluable: the gift of influencing them for Christ. In Great Lessons and Grand Blessings, Dr. Elmer and Ruth Towns will take you on a journey through the lives of both famous—and infamous—grandparents of the Bible. Witness how Jacob gave his testimony to his grandsons; how Naomi faltered as a parent, but was given a second chance with her grandchild; how Noah’s sins affected his offspring’s children; and even how Paul became a spiritual teacher to Timothy. By studying the lives of biblical grandparents, you will learn some of God’s greatest lessons and grandest blessings—even if you believe you have failed in the past. Such as: • How to help your grandchildren claim their spiritual inheritance • How to rescue a grandchild from ungodly influence • How to help your grandchildren avoid becoming prodigals and • How an unfailing devotion to teaching the Scriptures to a grandchild can influence the world. Your greatest gift to your grandchildren isn’t material—but spiritual. Be bold with your new calling. No matter what your past looks like, you have been given a second chance to motivate your grandchildren to greatness—for God."

I found Great Lessons and Grand Blessings to be extremely interesting - I loved learning the history of Bible grandparents and how they influenced their grandchildren. This book will help you better understand how to pass on a heritage of faith and is an excellent choice for classes, small groups and for grandparents to read on their own.

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