Give Me Your Heart by Cliff Lea Featured in Texas Baptist Standard State Convention Paper
Sept. 25, 2009 – “My son, give me your heart and let your eyes keep to my ways” (Proverbs 23:26). This Old Testament verse is the inspiration for the touching and wonderfully instructive new book, Give Me Your Heart by Cliff Lea.
In an easy-to-read style filled with personal stories that are humorous, down-to-earth and quietly profound, Lea describes how the example of his earthly father—Tommy Lea, a seasoned pastor and later dean of the School of Theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth—still is influencing his life, years after his death. Using his dad’s example, he unfolds a host of lessons he is still learning from his father. In doing so, he drives home the sobering point that all parents teach important life lessons daily, whether good or bad, planned or indifferent.
Give Me Your Heart is a “must read” for young parents. Cliff Lea is the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Leesburg, Fla. He and his wife have five sons, ages 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15.
- Written by Bernie Hargis, Associate Pastor
Travis Avenue Baptist Church, Fort Worth
About the Book
Using his own father's example, Lea spells out a host of lessons he is still learning from his father, even though he has passed away. In doing so, he also describes the benefits and vital importance of having a strong heart connection between parents and children.
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