Thursday, September 30, 2021

Jesus Followers by Anne Graham Lotz and Rachel-Ruth Lotz Wright

About the Book:

The daughter and granddaughter of Billy Graham share inspiring stories from their family life that offer compelling insights for leaving a legacy of faith.

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 also equips you with the wisdom, motivation, and practical ideas for consistently and joyfully sharing your faith.

You can watch the book trailer here.

You can read an excerpt here.

My Review

In a relay race, the baton is passed to the next runner. The ability to transfer that baton well is crucial. So it is with transferring faith to the next generation. This book contains many stories illustrating how the descendants of Billy Graham passed the baton to the next generation.

“Parents,” Rachel-Ruth writes, “hands down, are the biggest influence on a child.” (2045/3347) Rachel-Ruth, daughter of Anne Graham Lotz, shares examples of how her parents and grandparents were so firm in their faith, she never thought to question the reality of God or the truth of His Word. She relates memories of forgiveness and grace, of loving others and learning from them, of faithfulness during physical suffering and much more.

This is not "a how" to book. There is no strategic plan nor bullet points of action to help you pass on your faith to your children. Rather, this book contains examples of the process and illustrations of the parental priorities involved. It is how one family created a legacy and passed on the commitment to be Jesus followers to succeeding generations. It is a good book for readers who can see how to do a task by observing how someone else has done it.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

About the Authors

Anne Graham Lotz – called “the best preacher in the family” by her father, Billy Graham – is an international speaker and the bestselling and award-winning author of numerous books, including Jesus in Me and Just Give Me Jesus. She is the president of AngeL Ministries in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the former chairperson for the National Day of Prayer. You can find out more at

Rachel-Ruth Lotz Wright is the daughter of Anne Graham Lotz and granddaughter of Billy Graham. She is a graduate of Baylor University, is married to Steven Wright, and has three daughters. She teaches a weekly women's Bible study at the University of North Carolina and has spoken at numerous events around the country.

Multnomah, 240 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review. The rest of the copy of this post was provided by the publisher.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)

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