Storycatcher: Making Sense of Our Lives through the Power and Practice of Story [NOOK Book]

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Story is the heart of language. Story moves us to love and hate and can motivate us to change the whole course of our lives. Story can lift us beyond our individual borders to imagine the realities of other people, times, and places. Storytelling — both oral tradition and written word — is the foundation of being human.

In this powerful book, Christina Baldwin, one of the visionaries who started the personal writing movement, explores the ...
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Storycatcher: Making Sense of Our Lives through the Power and Practice of Story

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Overview

Story is the heart of language. Story moves us to love and hate and can motivate us to change the whole course of our lives. Story can lift us beyond our individual borders to imagine the realities of other people, times, and places. Storytelling — both oral tradition and written word — is the foundation of being human.

In this powerful book, Christina Baldwin, one of the visionaries who started the personal writing movement, explores the vital necessity of re-creating a sacred common ground for each other's stories. Each chapter in Storycatcher is carried by a fascinating narrative — about people, family, or community — intertwined with practical instruction about the nature of story, how it works, and how we can practice it in our lives. Whether exploring the personal stories revealed in our private journals, the stories of family legacy, the underlying stories that drive our organizations, or the stories that define our personal identity, Christina's book encourages us all to become storycatchers — and shows us how new stories lay the framework for a new world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577313595
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • Publication date: 10/5/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 581,100
  • File size: 366 KB

Meet the Author

Christina Baldwin has taught seminars internationally for more than twenty years and has contributed two classic books — One to One: Self-Understanding Through Journal Writing and Life’s Companion: Journal Writing as a Spiritual Quest — to the field of personal writing. She is also the author of New World Library’s Seven Whispers: A Spiritual Practice for Times Like These. Christina is co-founder of PeerSpirit Inc., an educational company, with author and naturalist Ann Linnea devoted to building and sustaining a culture of conversation.
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