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Pass It On: Building a Legacy of Faith for Your Children through Practical and Memorable Experiences by Jim Burns and Jeremy Lee Book Review

My Review:

In Pass It On, Jim Burns and Jeremy Lee explored the principles on how to parent during each stage of your children’s development. The authors both believe that our faith in Jesus can leave a lasting legacy for our children. The Bible even declared how the effects of previous generations could have on the current generation. They shared a story about the famous speaker Jonathan Edwards and how each generation make a lasting positive impact. They also revealed the story of Max Jukes and how his family line included a number of rapists, murderers, and prostitutes. The book contains thirteen chapters and they cover each grade level in order to assist your child in their rite of passage. 

One of my favorite chapters was entitled, “Seventh Grade: The Blessing”. This chapter discussed the importance of celebrating your child entering adulthood. The authors encouraged parents to have a blessing ceremony for their child. They could give them a written blessing, a family dinner, or a public blessing. They also strongly suggested not to focus on achievement as being the center of the blessing, instead parents should focus on their faith, choices, future, and much more. They also included scripture verses of where passages discuss blessings. I believe this chapter has the potential to greatly impact and bless your child’s life, if you’re a parent, I encourage you to try this! 

I would recommend this life changing book to any parent on any stage of parenting. This book is meant to be read year to year in order to assist parents in raising their children and instilling principles in their life that will benefit generation after generation. I love how the authors both appeared to be very knowledgably in parenting and teaching children about the importance of faith in Christ. I loved how the book was laid out and how they included different resources for each chapter such as samples scripts and questions. I also liked how they enclosed a special section on “What You Need to Know about _____ graders”. I thought it was really helpful seeing what changes physically, emotionally, relationality, and spiritually affect our children at each different stage of their life.

“I received a review copy of Pass It On from Litfuse for this review.”

About the book:Pass It On (David C. Cook, September 2015)

Parents often experience a "freak out" moment when they realize their children's view of God will primarily come from what they learn at home.
Most parents spend more time helping their kids succeed at academics or athletics than infusing shared spiritual experiences into the rhythm of everyday family life.

While the idea of strategically passing down our faith can seem intimidating, the annual Rites of Passage Experiences contained in Pass It On make it easy for your family to celebrate milestones from kindergarten through high school graduation. Forever change the direction of your family's spiritual legacy . . . starting now!

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About the authors: 

Jim Burns is president of HomeWord and executive director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. He has more than 1.5 million resources in print and a radio broadcast heard on 800 stations a day. Jim resides in Southern California with his wife Cathy and their three daughters. 

Connect with Jim online: website, Twitter, Facebook

Jeremy Lee is the founder of ParentMinistry.Net, a subscription-based service for children and youth ministry workers. He was on the writing team for the Simple Truth Bible from Group Publishing and the Ignite Study Bible from Thomas Nelson Publishers. Jeremy lives in Nashville with his wife and children.

Connect with Jeremy online:
website, Twitter, Facebook

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