Building a Legacy Worth Outliving You
cavin harper is every grandparent’s “new best friend!” courageous grandparenting is filled with all the right stuff—stories and statistics, ideas and ideals, humor and hopefulness. he lays out the power of words and blessings and shows us how we can offer them up as sacred gifts. with a strong reminder that “we’re not in kansas anymore,” he helps us share values and virtues with the ones who want to hear from the gray champions in their lives. thanks, cavin, for a timely epistle and a great read!”
—dr. ward tanneberg, president/executive director, the casa network
courageous grandparenting challenges grandparents to sense the urgency of these turbulent times, participate in their grandchildren’s worlds, and maximize opportunities to credibly, creatively
engage them. With passion and practical advice, Courageous Grandparenting offers the reader dozens of activities to help
guide grandchildren through life with faith and integrity. cavin asks,“what might god do through the lives of millions of radical grandparents if they choose to resolutely stand upon an unshakable faith in god and the gospel?” here is an invitation to join him and other grandparents who share a passion to invest their lives in radical grandparenting for such a time as this.”
—linda thomas, author: grandma’s letters from africa www.grandmaslettersfromafrica.blogspot.com
this book has caused me to look at my grandparenting style
to a degree that I never have before. I am not an uninvolved grandparent. In fact I think of myself as a pretty good one. For years I’ve known that all our grandchildren are at risk of losing everything, even their very souls. But now our tumultuous culture is at the apex of its very tipping point. And I’ve taken a too-easy road in the past. That changes-right now! My grandchildren are one of God’s most important gifts. Cavin aptly and passionately says, “There’s a battle raging for the hearts and minds of our grandchildren. The enemy is intent on destroying their souls. God’s grand call is for grandparents to engage that enemy and fight for their souls.” I’m now absolutely convinced that’s what courageous, radically loving grandparents must do. My full armor is now on.
i will not give up one more inch or moment being passive about what is my most important role in my grandchildren’s lives. i urge you to read this important book. then act upon its critical and timely message. your grandchildren’s lives depend on it. and time is running out!”
—jane terry, president tresmark communications; denver, co
cavin harper has issued an urgent call for courageous grandparenting in the turbulent times we live in today. he compares this call t...
Cavin T. Harper is a husband, father, grandfather, speaker, teacher and author. As the founder and Executive Director of the Christian Grandparenting Network he is dedicated to helping and mobilizing Christian grandparents to intentionally and authentically represent Christ to their grandchildren and families. Along with his wife, Diane, Cavin also directs a summer GrandCamp program for grandparents and their grandchildren in Colorado.
table of contents
PART ONE — WAKE UP!
1. A Legacy Worth Outliving You
2. First Things First
3. Lessons from the Theme Park
4. Good is Not Good Enough
PART TWO — STAND UP!
5. Two Pivotal Roles: Gatekeeper
6. Two Pivotal Roles: Storyteller
7. Allies or Adversaries
8. Get a Grip
PART THREE — BUILD UP!
9. Unleash the Power of Blessing
10. Speak the Good Word
11. Leave a Well-Versed Legacy
12. A Good Man’s Inheritance
PART FOUR — WISE UP!
13. Modern Day Issachars
14. Tech-Wise Grandparenting
15. Avoiding Technology Traps
PART FIVE — STEP UP!
16. Repristinator or Reposer?
17. Take Back the Hill Country
18. The Unique Impact of a Grandfather
1. Technology Resources
2. Family Discipleship Resources
3. 14-Day Spiritual Journey
4. The Blessing
5. Additional Resources