These resources offer inspiration and ideas on passing on the faith to the youngest family members.
Lessons I Learned in Life by Rev. Robert J. L. Zimmer, is a series of essays related to the values and ideals that one retired pastor wrote for his grandchildren. Published by ALOA, the book’s topics are excellent as discussion starters for youth groups. It also makes an ideal gift for a young person (12 or older) you care about. Cost: $10 plus $3 for postage/handling. Purchase by sending a check to ALOA at PO Box 4367, Clearwater, FL 33758.
Grand Days: Ideas for sharing faith moments between grandparents and grandkids. Lutheran grandparents share their kid-tested ideas for fun activities that help foster cross-generational relationships. Published by Group Publishing, the book is available from ALOA for $15, plus $3 for postage/handling. Purchase by sending a check to ALOA at PO Box 4367, Clearwater, FL 33758.
Extreme Grandparenting by Tim & Darcy Kimmel Grandparents have a vital role in the lives of their grandchildren, not only as a mentor and loving family member, but as a spiritual rock during the hard times. This book approaches grandparenting from a faith-based perspective and presents the challenges and opportunities for grandparents in carrying out their vital role in the lives of their grandchildren. Click on the book to find it at Amazon.com.