Real-Life Lessons for Igniting Faith in the Next Generation
Hardcover – Releases October 5, 2021
About Jesus Followers
The daughter and granddaughter of Billy Graham offer a warm and inspiring glimpse into their family life, sharing stories that reveal spiritual wisdom and practical insight for raising the next generation of Jesus Followers.
In order to instill truth that leads to genuine faith, parents and grandparents must be intentional. Using the metaphor of a relay race, Anne Graham Lotz and her daughter, Rachel-Ruth Lotz Wright, demonstrate how the baton of faith is passed from generation to generation through our witness, our worship, our walk, and our work. Within the framework of Anne’s exploration of biblical characters from Genesis 5, Rachel-Ruth tells family stories that will encourage, inspire, and motivate Christians to follow hard after Jesus and to develop their children and grandchildren into Jesus Followers.
For example, Rachel-Ruth describes how her grandmother, Ruth Bell Graham, poignantly demonstrated the value of praise amid pain. She discusses her own challenges in parenting against the cultural trends and reveals the unforgettable way her own father taught her about God’s grace. With each chapter, Rachel-Ruth mines the family memory album for inspiring examples of how to live out our highest priorities in everyday situations.
While some stories are funny, some heart-wrenching, others awe-inspiring, each “snapshot” conveys a spiritual truth along with an application that will help you continue, or begin, building a legacy of authentic faith.
What people are saying…
In Finland I am taught that we should not to speak about Jesus to our children, because it’s their own decision. . .I made the choice years ago that I would speak to my daughter about the Bible and Jesus. That was the right decision. This book, Jesus Followers: Real Life Stories to Ignite Faith in the Next Generation, is very important. – m.l.
The stories made me laugh and sometimes cry. I loved how they give us the reader an inside look into the lives of the Billy Graham family. – d.c.
This book includes examples as far back as Ruth Bell Graham’s parents and Billy’s parents. I found myself laughing and I also found myself shedding tears. I appreciate their vulnerabilities as they share struggles and victories. It’s nice to know they aren’t/weren’t perfect, but equally nice to know they stand/stood for God. – d.m.
I would recommend this book, not only for the parents and grandparents who want to teach their children and grandchildren about becoming a Jesus Follower but to any Jesus Follower who wants to help out a new Jesus Follower… – b.r.
Anne Graham Lotz, called “the best preacher in the family” by her father Billy Graham, is an international speaker and the best-selling, award-winning author of numerous books, including Just Give Me Jesus. Her Just Give Me Jesus revivals have been held in more than thirty cities in twelve different countries with hundreds of thousands of attendees. She’s been profiled on 60 Minutes and has appeared on programs such as Larry King Live, the Today show, and the Sean Hannity Show. Named one of the five most influential evangelists of her generation by The New York Times, Anne is president of AnGeL Ministries in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the former chairperson for the National Day of Prayer Task Force.
Rachel-Ruth Lotz Wright serves on the board of directors for AnGeL Ministries, in addition to holding the position of Ministry Teaching Associate and chairing the weekly prayer team that undergirds her mother’s ministry. A graduate of Baylor University, she teaches an online weekly Bible study that draws thousands of people globally. Rachel-Ruth and her husband, Steven, live in Raleigh, North Carolina, with their three daughters.
Her passion for leading children to Jesus and getting them into God’s Word compelled her to lead monthly missions chapels at her children’s school; to teach middle school children at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Coaches Camp; and helped to inspire her mother’s first children’s book, Heaven: God’s Promise for Me.