Even under the best circumstances, it takes time and intention to disciple grandchildren and pass on a legacy of faith. So how much harder is the assignment in a family experiencing fractures such as divorce, estrangement, or prodigals? How are grandparents to reach grandchildren for Christ when there are such barriers? In Overcoming Grandparenting Barriers, Larry Fowler, founder of the Legacy Coalition, offers a helpful guide to influencing grandchildren's spiritual lives even in the most discouraging and hurtful situations, such as when
· an adult child is not following the Lord
· grandchildren are not being raised by the adult child and access to them is limited
· grandparents are prohibited from addressing spiritual matters when they visit their grandchildren
Overcoming Grandparenting Barriers provides guidance and strategies along with encouragement for grandparents to persevereto understand that they are not alone and that their role is too crucial to give up on reaching the next generation for Christ.
About the Author
Larry Fowler is the founder of the Legacy Coalition, a national grandparenting ministry. His 40 years plus of ministry leadership, including experience as youth pastor, missionary, training staff, international director, and senior executive for Awana, have prepared him for this significant new calling. Larry has authored books on children's and family ministry and his most recent book, Overcoming Grandparenting Barriers helps grandparents navigate family relationships when things aren't perfect. In 2012, he was recognized for his lifetime of contribution to Children's Ministry in America by the International Network of Children's Ministry, with their national Legacy Award. Larry and his wife, Diane, live in Riverside, California. They have two children and seven grandchildren.
Dr. Josh Mulvihill (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary), the general editor, is the executive director of church and family ministry at Renewanation, a pastor of nearly 20 years, and a founding member of the Legacy Coalition.
The Legacy Coalition is an organization committed to equipping grandparents to reach and disciple grandchildren and help churches minister effectively to millions of Christian grandparents who need encouragement, training, and resources. For more information, visit their website at legacycoalition.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am not a grandparent myself, but I found this book to be helpful in parenting my child and in understanding what grandparents go through when they have grandchildren. The author, Larry Fowler, discussed barriers that are geographical, relational and spiritual. The advice given to overcome barriers was practical and did not sound judgmental. Fowler discussed when it is appropriate to give advice and to assist, but also when to step back and allow the parents to have say. Showing grace to our children was also discussed and I think that is helpful advice for parents and grandparents. I would recommend this book. Follow me on my blog at https://quirkybookworm.azurewebsites.net Thank you for the free advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.