Please Pass the Faith: The Art of Spiritual Grandparenting

by Elsie H.R. Rempel. Herald Press, 2012.
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“God wants us to be in healthy, affectionate relationship with people across the generational spread so that we can be blessed by the unique experiences and perspectives of each age group.” With wisdom gleaned from long experience as a grandmother, teacher, and leader of faith formation ministries, Elsie Rempel reflects on the role that grandparenting plays in passing faith to future generations. Through five brief chapters, the book discusses what it means to be a grandparent today, offers a short course on recognizing and tending the spirituality of the child, addresses questions on how faith grows and matures, and celebrates the power of story, celebration and ritual in “passing on the faith”. Each chapter ends with a reflection and discussion guide. Formatted for individual and small group study, this book is addressed to grandparents and “all who have a heart for passing on a legacy of faith to younger generations.”