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If you've wondered whether your heritage impacts your spiritual growth, this book is for you. Its concepts reveal how the blessings and weaknesses of the past flow down through the ages to our present day.


Unlocking Our Inheritance is Janet Keller Richards' first book, written through the lens of her own Anabaptist heritage—better-known today as Amish, Mennonites, Brethren in Christ, Hutterites and a few other denominations.


In Part One of Unlocking Our Inheritance Janet examines the ancient spiritual fervor, love, and gifts of the early Anabaptists, in spite of harsh persecution at the hand of the State Church Systems of Europe in the 1500s. 


Part two looks at the spiritual shifts that gradually occurred in historical Anabaptist communities—shifts from unity, love, and spiritual passion, to division, infighting and compromise —and how some of these changes filtered down to Anabaptists in the present day.


Through prayers at the end of each chapter, those with Anabaptist heritage will be able to take action as they ask God to lay aside negative inheritances and restore good inheritances He has held for them.

"An important tool of transformation for a culture, a people group, and several regions of our nation."

                                           —Keith Yoder, Teaching The Word Ministries


Can good and bad traits be inherited through ancestral lines?
I wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for your book, Unlocking Our Inheritance. I just read it this past weekend and it has been a great blessing. It has answered almost all the questions I have had through the years. It has been so healing! 
—A reader with Anabaptist heritage


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