Grandparenting with Grace: Living the Gospel with the Next Generation
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In this practical and biblical resource for grandparents, Larry McCall helps readers confidently carry out their mission of gospel-focused grandparenting. Grandparenting with Grace explores how to build a legacy of a life worth following and how to faithfully pray for grandchildren.
What does God say about grandparents and grandchildren? Rather than relying on personal stories and ideas alone, Grandparenting with Grace seeks to explain from Scripture the “what,” “why,” “who,” and “how” of grandparenting.
Readers hungry to know more about God’s calling for this role will find inspiration, encouragement, and gospel hope. As a parent to three and grandparent to six, the author shares his personal experiences coming alongside his children in supportive ways as they seek to raise their kids—his grandkids—in the ways of Christ.
Many people in our culture look at grandparenting primarily as an opportunity to make occasional fun memories with their grandkids. There’s often little thought given to the idea of intentionally and spiritually pouring into grandchildren.
McCall urges readers to look at grandparenting from an eternal perspective, considering how to be involved in their families in God-honoring ways. By applying biblical wisdom, grandparents can also strengthen the local church as they continue to see and pursue God’s calling to present the gospel to the coming generations.
“As of this writing, I’ve been on this journey as a grandparent for only a couple of years, but what a wonderful pilgrimage it is! Truly ‘Grandchildren are the crown of the aged’ (Prov. 17:6). I am grateful to have read Grandparenting with Grace so early in this journey. But by the time most Christians become grandparents, they have also started to give thought to finishing well as followers of Jesus. Larry McCall’s book has given me greater biblical clarity to the role godly grandparenting plays in that pursuit, and has provided many practical tools for the process.”
--- Donald S. Whitney, Professor of Biblical Spirituality and Associate Dean at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY; author of Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, Praying the Bible, and Family Worship
“I found out my daughter was pregnant with our first grandchild a week before reading Grandparenting with Grace. I thought I was excited before, but after reading Larry McCall’s book, my vision for grandparenting and excitement for my new role went off the charts. Larry has hit the sweet spot; he both inspires you in your role as a grandparent and gives you the practical steps you need to succeed. If you are a grandparent or soon will be, you should read this book.”
--- Marty Machowski, Pastor; author of The Gospel Story Bible, The Ology (a theology book for children), Long Story Short: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God, Parenting First Aid, and other gospel-rich resources for families and churches
“Don’t be mistaken. This book is not about how to give grace to your grandchildren. It’s about how to be full of grace as a grandparent, which is much better and far more powerful. It’s what makes this book so good.”
--- Jack Klumpenhower, Author of Show Them Jesus
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