Nurturing the Faith of Your Grandchildren When You Can’t Be There in Person
series: Grandparenting Matters
Influence Your Grandchildren's Faith, No Matter How Far Away They Are
Just because you can't spend as much time with your grandchildren as you'd like, that doesn't mean you can't have a huge impact on their lives! In Long-Distance Grandparenting you'll learn how to make the most of the opportunities you do have to connect with your grandchildren. You will also learn
· how to pray for your grandkids more effectively
· ways to use technology to keep your relationship strong
· great ideas for grandkid visits, holidays, and special occasions
More important, you'll find practical tools and encouragement to connect with your grandchildren so that you can share God's love and invest in their faith like never before!
"Words do not adequately express the joy our grandkids have brought us and the sadness we so often feel because they live so far away. This book was a very personal read for me on several levels. Every page brought confirmation of our important role as grandparents and every page brought practical ideas that we started implementing immediately."
JIM BURNS, PhD, President, HomeWord
Author of Doing Life With Your Adult Children: Keep Your Mouth Shut and the Welcome Mat Out
Wayne Rice has been involved in ministry to youth and parents for over fifty years. He was the co-founder of Youth Specialties and serves as director of conferencing for the Legacy Coalition. Wayne and his wife, Marci, live in Alpine, California, and their five grandchildren live elsewhere.
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.
Josh Mulvihill (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary), the general editor, 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.
"As the grandparents to six grandkids . . . two of them at a distance, Steve and I found this book both inspiring and helpful. Grandparenting at a distance can leave us feeling as if we aren't enough . . . not there enough, not doing enough, not influencing enough. The practical suggestions from Josh Mulvihill and Wayne Rice will help long-distance grandparents feel like they have a pathway to being long distance, but enough. Great read and excellent help."
Valerie Bell, Awana CEO, and Steve Bell, executive vice president of Willow Creek Association
"Words do not adequately express the joy our grandkids have brought us and the sadness we so often feel because they live so far away. This book was a very personal read for me on several levels. Every page brought confirmation of our important role as grandparents and every page brought practical ideas that we started implementing immediately. Wayne Rice is a treasured friend and mentor in my life. I just ordered a box of these books to pass out to friends!"
Jim Burns, PhD, president of HomeWord; author of Doing Life with Your Adult Child: Keep Your Mouth Shut and the Welcome Mat Out
"If you are a long-distance grandparent, this is the book for you. Use it to turn the miles between you and your grandkids from an obstacle to an opportunity. Information and activities will help you share your faith in Christ and wisdom you have gained--and have some old-fashioned FUN with your grandkids."
David Lynn, author, trainer, and creator of HomeandChurch.com
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