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I recently received a copy of Generation to Generation to read. Generation to Generation is the new book from the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, written by the founders daughter, Yael Eckstein.
The sub title Passing on a Legacy of Faith to Our Children aptly describes this book.
Chapters include Shabbat, Passover, Shavuot, Tisha B’Av, the High Holy Day, Sukkot, Purim, and tzedakah. Within those chapters, discussions include teaching our children, priorities, gratitude, hope, forgiveness, faith, courage, generosity, and more.
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews was founded in 1983 by Orthodox Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, whose vision for building bridges of understanding and cooperation between Christians and Jews has been translated into the largest Christian-supported humanitarian agency helping Jews in Israel and around the world. You can learn more about the organization and Rabbi Eckstein here.
For more than 2,000 years, the Jewish people have preserved and maintained their faith from generation to generation, despite being exiled from their land and suffering persecutions, pogroms, and even the Holocaust, where six million Jewish women, men, and children were killed at the hands of the Nazis. In her book, Generation to Generation, Fellowship President and CEO Yael Eckstein unlocks the keys to how the Jewish people have successfully passed on the legacy of faith through the family, and offers insights into how Christians can incorporate these principles within their own families to pass on a strong and living faith.
The author, Yael Eckstein, is President and CEO of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, the largest provider of humanitarian aid in Israel. You can find more info about her on the book site, www.generationbook.org
Generation to Generation Book Review
You can tell how good a book is by how many pages you mark! This was not just for a picture. These are actual markers I placed while I read this book.
I love that at the end of every chapter there are 3 pages to help you see where what was discussed in that chapter is mentioned in the New Testament, Family Talk – family discussion questions, and Bible verses to memorize.
In this example you find out how Tisha B’av is mentioned. These pages are very informative. You just may see a connection that you haven’t seen before.
Depending on the ages of your children, you may be able to read these Family Talk questions just as they are. For younger kids, you can easily simplify the questions to their level.
At the bottom of this page is a section just for parents. These sections will encourage and inspire you to learn and live these principals with your children every day.
The page of Bible memory verses includes selections from both the Old and the New Testaments. The verses vary in length. You choose which one, or more, will work for you family.
I highly recommend this book if you have children. I wish I had had this book when mine were younger! Yes, my kids are now grown. I still loved this book!
I highly recommend this book if you have ever delved into your Jewish roots, or would like to. You don’t have to have young kids to read this book! She does talk about kids a lot, but the book isn’t written for kids, it’s written for adults.
I highly recommend this book if you desire to learn how to share your faith with your children on a daily basis. The author shares many, many examples of how to live out the principles in this book. Ways to weave your faith into everything you do every day with your family.
Maybe you don’t have kids. Or like me, your kids are grown. Give this book to those in your life that do have kids. Grandparents, share this book with your kids, so they can share it with theirs.
Generation to Generation is available on Amazon.
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