Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A Faithful Dad's Guide to Legacy

Dan & I met Travis Zimmerman at Teen Chill this past February.  He was the speaker for this weekend retreat for teenagers and we hit it off with him right away.  In fact, it was humorous to see how much Dan and he were alike in their views and mannerisms. 

The thing that I appreciated about Travis was that he has a passion for God's word and yet presented it in a away that the teens could understand.  He didn't just speak on pop culture and fluff, but yet, captivated their attention.  He was inspiring not just to the teenagers that attended but to the adults as well.

Travis is the head of A Faithful Dad (formerly Speak My Word Ministries) and has just released his first book, A Faithful Dad's Guide to Legacy.  You can find it on Amazon by clicking on the link here or on the link under the picture above.

Here is an excerpt from the back of the book:
"What legacy do I want to leave for my family? This is arguably one of the most, if not the most, critical question a dad will ever answer. Yet, as we think through it, a legacy isn’t just something that you produce at the end of your life, something you just whip up quickly in the kitchen like some microwave leftovers for your kids to gobble down after soccer practice. No, a legacy is, of course, something that is built up – or torn down – over time, a lifetime to be specific. It’s something developed day by day, interaction by interaction with those we love, those who love us, those closest to us. So, when I’m gone from this earth, what will I be remembered for, both good…and bad? That leads us to a reality right now that all of us dads must face: The Reality: Whether you know it or not, you’re already leaving a legacy now. But what legacy? As fine as endowments are, and as inspiring as building campaigns can be, and as humbling as having a city named after you is, none of these legacies is truly lasting. This reality may have many of us rethinking exactly what it is we’re leaving behind for our family. It’s not our house, it’s not our investment portfolio, and it’s not our dashingly good looks, because none of these are lasting. No, it’s about something – Someone – much bigger than us. Through authentic experiences and biblical examples, A Faithful Dad’s Guide to Legacy will equip you to leave a lasting legacy your family will treasure."
I encourage you to check out his book today!