Exploring God’s Design for Disciple-Making and Passing Faith to Future Generations
series: Grandparenting Matters
Grandparenting According to God's Word
What is the role of a grandparent? While the world says it's time to retire and relax, Scripture paints a different picture. Grandparents have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of their grandchildren and leave a lasting heritage for their families that will bless generations to come.
Biblical Grandparenting explains culture's misleading messages about grandparenting, provides a biblical overview of the role of grandparents, and shares groundbreaking research that will give students, pastors, and future leaders a vision to impact the next generation for Christ. In addition, this book offers practical methods to disciple grandchildren and navigate the grandparent's place in the family.
"I give my highest endorsement to this much-needed book. Rarely do we find thinking this prophetic, original, scholarly, and biblical in one place. I hope it will be widely read, discussed, and responded to in ways that change the very fabric of this country and the grandparenting culture."
--VALERIE BELL, CEO, Awana, and author of Faith-Shaped Kids
Josh Mulvihill (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the executive director of church and family ministry at Renewanation and has served as a pastor for nearly twenty years. He is a founding member and the director of resources for the Legacy Coalition, a national leader in grandparenting ministry. Josh and his wife, Jen, live in Victoria, Minnesota, and are blessed with five children. You can find Josh on Facebook or the web at GospelShapedFamily.com.
"I give my highest endorsement to this much-needed book. Rarely do we find thinking this prophetic, original, scholarly, and biblical in one place. Josh Mulvihill has cut through our culture's views on grandparenting to give Christian grandparents a clear vision of their unique role in the next generation's lives. I hope it will be widely read, discussed, and responded to in ways that change the very fabric of this country and the grandparenting culture."
Valerie Bell, CEO, Awana, and author of Faith-Shaped Kids
"Josh Mulvihill is a great pioneer in grandparenting ministry from whom I have learned much. This book will inform you, but more than that, it will bless you and challenge you. If you are up for a challenge and want a clearer understanding of what God thinks about grandparenting, this book is a must read."
Cavin T. Harper, founder and president, the Christian Grandparenting Network, and author of Courageous Grandparenting
"I cannot think of a more practical, biblical, insightful tool for "soon to be" or "in full swing" grandparents than Josh Mulvihill's new book, Biblical Grandparenting. Based solidly on God's word, filled with meaningful research, laced with "I can apply that!" insights, this book can help YOU walk well, wisely, and joyfully with your grandchildren--and their parents--in the years to come. Give yourself--and your grandchild--a powerful gift for their future by getting and reading this book!"
John Trent, PhD, Gary D. Chapman Chair of Marriage and Family Ministry and Therapy, Moody Theological Seminary; president, StrongFamilies.com, and author of The Blessing
"Biblical Grandparenting provides a look at what God's Word says about the role of grandparents. When read carefully, this book will produce a paradigm shift in how churches see family and adult ministries. This is a landmark book for church leaders and grandparents alike."
Larry Fowler, founder, the Legacy Coalition, and author of Rock-Solid Kids and Raising a Modern-Day Joseph
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