Pass It On – Building a Legacy of Faith for Your Children through Practical and Memorable Experiences
By Jim Burns and Jeremy Lee
David C. Cook, 4050 Lee Vance View, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918
978-1434709073, $ 15.99, 2015, 246 pages,
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake
A Strategic Blueprint for Passing on Your Faith to Your Children
“Pass It On – Building a Legacy of Faith for Your Children through Practical and Memorable Experiences” is divided into three parts and provides guidelines and suggestions for:
- setting up a program for “building a legacy of faith for your children through practical and memorable experiences.
- Providing rites of passages for individual sons and daughters for each of their thirteen years in school, kindergarten through their senior year of high school.
- Encouraging finishing strong and crossing the finish line.
Each chapter parallels the child’s age or year in school and incudes suggested rite of passage projects or themes for laying a foundation of faith. Age appropriate topics from generosity, friendship, preparing for adolescence, and intimacy are included. These suggestions are creative and doable; the authors also encourage the reader to add to the list or to improvise the details.
I found the suggestions dealing specifically with what you need to know about your child at each age: physically, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually, especially helpful and practical.
“Pass it On” is written for parents. It is an important resource and can be of benefit to family counselors, student leaders, (professional and lay). The book is highly endorsed by youth educators, pastors, and student ministry leaders.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.