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Dr. Dobson Building A Family Legacy seriesHundreds of thousands of people in early October (2014) saw the inaugural film of Dr. James Dobson’s new series BUILDING A FAMILY LEGACY, in a simulcast world premiere.

The Legacy project caps the decades-long career of America’s well-known family expert and encompasses eight films, eight books and eight study guides. More than 7,000 churches and other groups simulcast YOUR LEGACY, the first film in the series. The full series, with related books and guides, are available now for individuals, families and church libraries at Christian retailers.

“This is the culmination of my life’s pursuit—helping parents build a family legacy of faith to endure for generations,” Dr. Dobson said. “Despite what the media and popular culture claim, there is deep hunger for a family emphasis on faith and passing our values to the next generation. The worldwide turnout for BUILDING A FAMILY LEGACY shows it.”

Simulcast sites spanned 49 states and 21 countries, including many areas especially challenging for faith messages to reach, such as Malaysia, China and Afghanistan.

Building A Family Legacy series materials

The centerpiece of BUILDING A FAMILY LEGACY is an eight-DVD series that combines four updated films from Dr. Dobson’s classic Focus on the Family videos, with four new films from Dr. Dobson and his son, Ryan.

The simulcast film, YOUR LEGACY, is a personal story of faith that traces Dr. Dobson’s own family history. More than a century ago, his great-grandfather began to pray daily that the next four generations would be Christians.


  • Your Legacy
  • Bringing up Boys
  • Bringing up Girls
  • Love For A Lifetime
  • The Strong-Willed Child
  • Dare To Discipline
  • Straight Talk To Men
  • Wanting To Believe with Ryan Dobson

The Legacy books, leader kits and DVDs:

  • Your Legacy—The Greatest Gift
  • Wanting to Believe—Faith, Family and Finding an Exceptional Life
  • The New Dare to Discipline
  • The New Strong-Willed Child
  • Bringing Up Girls
  • Bringing Up Boys
  • Straight Talk to Men
  • Love for a Lifetime

In the late 1970s, more than 80 million people—a third of the U.S. population at the time—saw the original Focus on the Family films that changed the way a generation viewed family and parenting. In 2008, Ryan Dobson found those films gathering dust and convinced his father that today’s generation of young parents, more than ever, needs Dr. Dobson’s timeless insight.

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