Monday, June 15, 2015

Your Legacy, by James Dobson

Everyone leaves a legacy.  James Dobson challenges us to think about what kind of legacy we're going to leave.  In his book Your Legacy: The Greatest Gift, Dobson introduces the reader to his forebears.  Several generations back, Dr. Dobson's great-grandfather began praying for his children and their children to come.  Decades later, we see Dr. Dobson's reach as a Christian teacher and author, his father's work as a pastor and evangelist, and his children's work as authors and speakers.  That legacy has reached millions with the gospel.

Your Legacy is not only about Dobson's family, but also inspires us to look at the legacy our ancestors have left us and act to leave our own legacy.  It's never too early or too late to teach our children about God's love for them and salvation through Jesus.  Your Legacy is full of stories from Dobson's life, other families' lives, and practical, helpful guidelines for interactive with and loving our families.

I was especially reminded to seek every opportunity to talk about Jesus and my own experiences as a Christian, and to pray frequently and specifically for and with my kids.  If you've read any of Dobson's books, or listened to him on the radio, you've heard much of this before in one form or another.  But it's still worth picking up and taking his challenge to leave a legacy for your family.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the complimentary electronic review copy!

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