Creating a Spiritual Legacy: How to Share Your Stories, Values, and Wisdom

Creating a Spiritual Legacy: How to Share Your Stories, Values, and Wisdom

by Daniel Taylor


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We establish wills to pass on our possessions and property to family members and friends, but what about the things that really matter: our values, beliefs, wisdom, and stories? Those are the things of lasting significance, the things that make up a spiritual legacy. Daniel Taylor, a heralded teacher, bestselling author of Letters to My Children (over 50,000 sold), and a proven master of preserving spiritual legacies, shows how anyone—not just professional authors or those who consider themselves creative—can preserve and pass on their vision of life.

No matter what age or stage of life you're in, creating a spiritual legacy both enriches your own life and blesses the lives of those you love. Chock full of practical guidance, exercises, and examples, this hands-on book helps ordinary people identify wisdom and core values and articulate them in an enduring story form. Taylor promotes the importance of spiritual legacies and shows how to express them not only in writing but also using audio-visual formats and crafts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781587432750
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/2011
Pages: 236
Sales rank: 609,302
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Daniel Taylor (PhD, Emory University) is the author of ten books, including The Myth of Certainty, Letters to My Children, Tell Me a Story: The Life-Shaping Power of Our Stories, and In Search of Sacred Places. He has worked as a stylist on various Bible translations and is cofounder of The Legacy Center. He is also a contributing editor for Books & Culture.

Table of Contents

1. What Is a Spiritual Legacy?
2. The Spiritual Will
3. Story Legacies
4. Story Legacies—How to Get Started
5. Telling Your Master Stories
6. How to Tell a Good Story
7. Dealing with Pain and Painful People: A Story of My Own
8. So You Hate to Write: Reluctant Writers and Other Forms of Legacy Work
9. What to Do with Spiritual Legacy Work—Revising, Preserving, and Sharing
Spiritual Legacy Questions
Values, Virtues, and Valuables
Generating Topics: What to Write about
Additional Examples of Spiritual Legacy Work

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