About the Author

Jennifer Dukes Lee is the author of several books, including Growing Slow. She and her husband live on the family farm, raising crops, pigs, and two humans. She’s a fan of dark chocolate, emojis, eighties music, bright lipstick, and Netflix binges. She wants to live life in such a way...

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  1. Thank you for this wonderful gift of love and care that will live on long after we do.

  2. What a wonderful gift! I’m sure it will be a treasure for generations! May our very lives point others to the essentials of the Christian life & the great love we have for God & others!

  3. Jennifer thank you for what you wrote. I don’t have any kids. But I love them. Just not brave enough to give birth ever. I am the only bar my Husband saved in my family. They are the type of people. They tell you very quickly don’t push what you believe on me. Especially my Dad. So the only thing I do is pray for them and live my life for them in front of them for Jesus. I my Dad being elderly. All I want when his time up on earth from him. His to know he is saved. I when I get chances. I tell my Dad when the timmimg right. I love his as I do a bit home help for him. I say I do it on to Lord and because I love you. Then I say I praying for you and my Sister’s. Very odd time I get a chance because of the question he ask me. To cote scripture to him. As I say I trust God for everything. Then I cote Philippines 4 verse 19 to him. It says My God shall Supply all my needs according to his riches in Christ Jesus. He just say oh or laughs back at me at all thoes things. One time he say you it along time ago you pray for me I said yes and my sister’s. He said that good or something like that. So I want them to know my life different and I live it for Jesus and everything I do is about Jesus. Then they all them will know I was different. I got that when my Day comes but hopefully not for a long time yet. I have song picked out I want played. It is By Dave bilborough. It is called I believe there is a God in Heaven. Who died for all my sins. It is finished was his cry are some of the words in the song. Then I want the person doing my funeral to say. That is what Dawn believed and that is why she is with Jesus today. If not saved you can. Then make Dawn happy to see you again in glory with her. As Dawn life was all about living for Jesus. So they my family if not saved by then would hear a funeral like never before. They hear the gospel. Why Jesus died for them. That what my legacy would be. Keeping you all incourage in my prayers. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xx

    • Hi Dawn,

      Thanks for sharing your heart here, Dawn. Your heart shines for the Lord, and that’s the best way to leave a Legacy. As it’s been said, sometimes we may be the only Bible other people read.

  4. Oh Jennifer that’s beautiful . I Journal on my own Bible all dated and it’s very precious as fam and friends are named.

    I Love your idea and will start one now for my daughter who turns 40 next Jan. I can reprint stuff I’ve written next to verses in my own Bible ..including the births of her kids..my grands . Bless you this is something I will share with others as coming from You ! Thank You.
    God bless you
    Sal Williams , Sri Lanka

  5. What a beautiful outpouring of love, Jennifer!!! I write all over the margins of my own Bible but never thought to do it for my kids. Thank you for breaking down your process and sharing it with us!

  6. I am fighting back tears reading this! This is so beautiful. And thank you so much for the idea to make a legacy Bible for each of my kids. That is a fantastic idea!!!

  7. I am doing this very thing right now, working my way through my Bible transferring all my notes into a Bible for my daughter, recently graduated from high school and off to college in the fall. I agree that it has been one of the richest Bible reading times I’ve ever had. My goal is that my ceiling will be her floor as she follows God into the future.

    • “My ceiling will be her floor” Oh what an inspiring thought. No kids of our own but involved in 3-4th grade Sunday school and giving some college kids some non-parent parental presence with home cooked meals & prayers so we do have younger folks to offer our ceiling to. Thanks for that great phrase! Blessings!

    • I love the mental picture this creates! My ceiling as my child’s floor. ❤️

  8. I’ve done this for a few years. I have six children (one deceased) and 17 grands! Hoping to at least have one for each of my children.

  9. My daughter recently asked for my heavily underlined and highlighted Bible to have as her own someday. I promptly began work on another Bible in hopes that one of my sons would treasure it. Next time through God’s word I’ll start my third ❤️
    I like the idea of focusing on the child as I make my way through.

  10. I have done 3 of these for family & friends. I love doing them. As I’m writing & highlighting verses, I pray for the person that I’m giving it to.

  11. Jennifer,

    Your daughters are blessed to have a mom that cares enough to make a Legacy Bible. To take the time to pray, read & leave little love notes for them to cherish years down the road.

    Blessings 🙂