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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Pass It On by Jim Burns & Jeremy Lee- What Will Your Family Legacy Be?

My Thoughts:
Pass It On is an amazing book filled with creative Rite of Passage ideas designed to help pass down your faith to your children. I wish I had read this when my children were younger! Broken down by grade they are as follows:

-Kindergarten: An Invitation to Generosity
-First Grade: An invitation to Responsibility
-Second Grade: An Invitation to the Bible
-Third Grade: An Invitation to Rhythm
-Fourth grade: An Invitation to Friendship
-Fifth Grade: An Invitation to Identity
-Sixth Grade: Preparing for Adolescence
-Seventh Grade: The Blessing
-Eighth Grade: Purity Code Weekend
-Ninth Grade: Driving Contracts
-Tenth Grade: Money Matters
-Eleventh Grade: Family Tree
-Twelfth Grade: Manhood/Womanhood Ceremony

I was incredibly impressed with the planning and thought that went into designing these milestone experiences! All the details are in the pages of Pass It On, you only need take the time to read and follow through. 
Each chapter includes 1) The Rite of Passage for that year 2) What You Need to Know about that particular age (Physically, Emotionally and Relationally) 3) Personal Stories and Examples

I was particularly interested in the Ninth Grade chapter on Driving Contracts. It was detailed and thorough and included a sample Driving Contract. It covered what and how to talk to your teen about responsibility and consequences. Excellent! I'll absolutely be using this book in the near future!

Parenting can often be daunting and even intimidating but Pass It On gives you a plan for sharing God with your children. It's a wonderful tool for guiding the direction of your family's legacy. Highly recommend! 

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.

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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.

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*I was given a copy of this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received.*

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