“Faith Footprints with My Grandchild” (Broadstreet Publishing, April 2016) offers devotions and guided journaling for grandmothers, with corresponding faith-based activities for children.
“Leaving a legacy is on the mind of every grandmother,” said Dr. Mary Manz Simon. “Through our faith footprints, we leave values long before we leave valuables.”
Simon, whose books have sold more than three million copies, admitted that “as grandmothers, we appear to lose a lot: our eyebrows, our health, even our pets. But then God gifts us with a grandchild. What a bonus blessing!”
The book reflects real-time issues faced by grandmothers including:
· Competition with the “other grandma”
· Long-distance grandmothering
· Rivalry among grandchildren
· When children (and grandchildren) aren’t church-goers
· Relating to a daughter-in-law
· Why grandmothers are special
“Faith Footprints” provides grandmothers with all they need to make a powerful connection with their grandkids: inspirational Scriptures, devotional thoughts and prayers, along with easy Christian lifestyle activities to do with a grandchild.
In addition, this beautiful keepsake provides space to write down your thoughts and discoveries for guided journaling. “Let your faithwalk leave footprints in the sand for your grandchild to follow,” Simon said. “Better yet, walk beside your grandchild and grow in faith together.”
Simon, who earned a doctorate in education, is an award-winning author with more than three million books sold. A thought leader in the Christian children’s market, she has worked with entertainment entities, periodicals and major publishers including Walden Media, Sony Home Entertainment, DreamWorks Animation and American Girl. She and her husband, Hank, a Lutheran pastor, have been married for more than 40 years. They have three adult children and five grandsons.