Jesus Followers: Real-Life Lessons for Igniting Faith in the Next Generation (Paperback)
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The daughter and granddaughter of Billy Graham share inspiring stories from their family life that offer compelling insights for leaving a legacy of faith.
“An inspiring guide for living with intentionality and instilling truth in the next generation.”—Dr. Tony Evans
Passing on our faith does not happen passively—it’s something we intentionally pursue with prayer and joy. Yet many of us struggle to know what it looks like to live out a contagious faith in today’s world. We long for spiritual wisdom on how to ignite faith in our children, grandchildren, and others we encounter.
Jesus Followers offers practical ideas, biblical teaching, and inspiring true stories from Anne Graham Lotz and her daughter Rachel-Ruth Lotz Wright for effectively running the race of faith and passing the Baton of Truth to the next generation.
Drawing on the fascinating genealogy of Genesis 5, Anne explores the unique impact of our witness, worship, work, and walk. Rachel-Ruth illustrates each of these critical elements with stories from the Graham and Lotz families, offering vivid descriptions of how God’s truth was passed on by word and example.
Jesus Followers not only offers a glimpse into the living rooms and prayer closets of a faith-filled family, but it also equips you with the wisdom, motivation, and practical ideas for consistently and joyfully sharing your faith.
About the Author
Anne Graham Lotz—called “the best preacher in the family” by her father, Billy Graham—is an international speaker and the bestselling, award-winning author of numerous books, including Jesus in Me, Just Give Me Jesus, and The Light of His Presence. Anne is the president of AnGeL Ministries in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the former chairperson for the National Day of Prayer.
Rachel-Ruth Lotz Wright serves on the board of directors for AnGeL Ministries and chairs 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.
“Jesus Followers will help you take stock of your faith and grow in your walk with Christ.”—Greg Laurie
“For Christian parents, there’s no task more important than handing down our faith to the next generation. In Jesus Followers, Anne Graham Lotz and her daughter Rachel-Ruth show us what it looks like to model a vibrant, contagious faith so that our children might ultimately embrace Christ too.”—Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family
“Anne and Rachel-Ruth have produced an engaging and practical book that will encourage you to live out your walk with God in a manner that motivates your children and grandchildren to follow your example. Drawing from one of the world’s most famous Christian families, this book is filled with inspiring and delightful stories. Best of all, you’ll realize as you read that you don’t have to be Billy and Ruth Graham to raise godly children, as long as you embrace the wisdom and guidance of their God!”—Richard Blackaby, coauthor of Experiencing God and Experiencing God at Home
“Standing firm against cultural trends in order to raise up Jesus Followers has never been more challenging—or more urgently needed. Which is why I’m thankful that, through unforgettable family stories and biblical examples, Anne Graham Lotz and Rachel-Ruth Lotz Wright have crafted an inspiring guide for living with intentionality and instilling truth in the next generation.”—Dr. Tony Evans, president of the Urban Alternative and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship
“Many Christian families today would like to leave a legacy of faith for the next generation but sadly lack any example of what this looks like. Jesus Followers offers the example we all need, giving us a beautiful, honest look at what a legacy of faith can look like when a family chooses to truly follow Jesus. My faith has been ignited by every chapter of this book!”—Monica Swanson, author of Boy Mom and host of the Boy Mom podcast
“How can we raise godly children in a godless culture? Anne and her daughter Rachel-Ruth answer this growing dilemma through powerful stories and biblical principles to equip and inspire you to develop Jesus Followers in your own family.”—Dr. John Ankerberg, founder and president of The John Ankerberg Show
“In this brilliant book, Anne Graham Lotz and Rachel-Ruth Lotz Wright invite us into their family’s story, and along the way, we find many important and inspiring teaching moments for our own lives. But most refreshing of all, we are invited into a wholehearted, vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ. Highly recommended!”—Matt and Beth Redman, singer-songwriters and worship leaders
“A heartwarming collection of stories about the legacy of family and faith. . . . This soothing mother-daughter collection will appeal to Christians desiring to impart a legacy of purpose to their families and future generations.” —Publishers Weekly