Real-Life Lessons for Igniting Faith in the Next Generation
The daughter and granddaughter of Billy Graham share inspiring stories from their family life that offer compelling insights for leaving a legacy of faith.
“An inspiring guide for living with intentionality and instilling truth in the next generation.”—Dr. Tony Evans
Passing on our faith does not happen passively—it’s something we intentionally pursue with prayer and joy. Yet many of us struggle to know what it looks like to live out a contagious faith in today’s world. We long for spiritual wisdom on how to ignite faith in our children, grandchildren, and others we encounter.
Jesus Followers offers practical ideas, biblical teaching, and inspiring true stories from Anne Graham Lotz and her daughter Rachel-Ruth Lotz Wright for effectively running the race of faith and passing the Baton of Truth to the next generation.
Drawing on the fascinating genealogy of Genesis 5, Anne explores the unique impact of our witness, worship, work, and walk. Rachel-Ruth illustrates each of these critical elements with stories from the Graham and Lotz families, offering vivid descriptions of how God’s truth was passed on by word and example.
Jesus Followers not only offers a glimpse into the living rooms and prayer closets of a faith-filled family, but it also equips you with the wisdom, motivation, and practical ideas for consistently and joyfully sharing your faith.
Bestseller Lotz (The Light of His Presence), the daughter of Billy Graham, and her own daughter, Wright, share a heartwarming collection of stories about the legacy of family and faith. Comparing the faith journey to a relay race, the authors illustrate how the "Baton of Truth" is passed from one generation to another. Lotz draws from biblical examples in Genesis 5, while Wright offers warm family recollections. The mother and daughter exemplify the authentic pursuit of Christ through practical lessons about creating legacies of witness, worship, and work. For instance, Lotz explores how worship was passed from Abel to Seth to Enosh and then relates it to the community of worship within her own family. Wright describes the comfort she found in her mother's presence and willingness to listen during her lonely high school years. She recounts many fond memories of her grandparents and how they instilled in her a "deep love and respectful awe for the Bible." She also acknowledges the challenges of seeking God while balancing parenting, extracurricular sports, and church activities. This soothing mother-daughter collection will appeal to Christians desiring to impart a legacy of purpose to their families and future generations.
Passing the Baton
As a grandmother, this book has filled my heart with the legacy I want to leave my grandchildren. I need to pass the baton lovingly in Christ name.
Thank you so much.