ABOUT THE BOOK:
Faith remains one of the greatest gift we can pass on to our children and grandchildren. This is known as l’dor v’dor in Judaism meaning, “from generation to generation,” and expresses how faith passes down from one generation to the next through the holy observances and traditions that happen within the life of the family.
Yael Eckstein explores the lessons of faith instilled in her by her parents in Generation to Generation. This faith allowed her to persevere after the sudden death of her father Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein. It also provided the hope and courage she needed in order to follow in his footsteps as the President and CEO of The Fellowship.
Generation to Generation examines the holy observances and traditions while revealing the key values each one reinforces. Now Yael Eckstein and her husband pass on theese values to their four children, which will in turn allow the reader to pass on a strong, living faith to your children and grandchildren.
For many years, I have followed the blog and ministry of The Fellowship. As a born-again Christian, I recognize the importance of the values of the Jewish faith, so I gratefully accepted the opportunity to read this book.
As I began reading, I found myself pulled into the pages. As the mother of four – three sons in their 20s and a daughter who is almost 18, I recognize the importance of passing our faith down through the generations.
I appreciate Yael Eckstein’s ability to share her family’s traditions, observances, and more through the pages of this book. Each chapter includes Jewish observances, how their family incorporate those teachings in their family, how the observances relates to Christians and questions and stories to discuss with your family. It presents a selection of Bible verses which emphasize a key value. The book remains a tribute to Yael Eckstein’s father. The connection between the Jewish faith and Christianity remains indisputable. This book draws connections between the two faiths while illustrating how to build relationships with faith that span generations.
Truly, this book is one worth reading and sharing with those around you. So check it out for yourself. I received a copy of this book from Frontgate Bloggers to review. All opinions in this review are my own.
You can purchase a copy of the book here.
ABOUT The Internation Fellowship of Christians:
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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
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