Only One Life: How a Woman's Every Day Shapes an Eternal Legacy

Only One Life: How a Woman's Every Day Shapes an Eternal Legacy

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ISBN-13: 9780310351719
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 137,703
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Jackie Green is the co-founder of the Museum of the Bible, with her husband Steve. She has assisted in the launch of the Museum and its development efforts in various areas. She’s also a founder of Women of Legacy—an effort to help women discover and leave a legacy. She has co-authored two books: This Dangerous Book (with Steve Green) and Only One Life (with her daughter, Lauren Green McAfee). Jackie is actively involved in a variety of philanthropic endeavors, including distributing Bibles, helping children find their forever homes through adoption, and serving on the advisory board of a crisis pregnancy center, as well as serving on the board of a private Christian school. In 2013, she received the Eagle Forum Homemaker of the Year Award. She’s the mother of six children, and grandmother to four (so far!).


Lauren Green McAfee is a speaker, writer, connector and coffee enthusiast with a heart to engage others in the Bible. While pursuing her graduate degrees in pastoral counseling and theology, Lauren worked for her father Steve Green as he founded Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC. Today Lauren works for Hobby Lobby as Corporate Ambassador, and is pursuing a PhD in Ethics and Public Policy at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Lauren and her husband Michael live in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Connect with Lauren at www.laurenamcafee.com.


Bill High practiced law for twelve years before becoming the CEO of The Signatry. His mission is to change the way people think about generosity and their practice of it. He is married to Brooke and they have four children, two son-in-laws, and one grandchild. He can be found at www.billhigh.com.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11

Introduction: Only One Life: The Way of Legacy 17

1 The Legacy of Courage

Esther. The Courage of the Outcast 31

Lottie Moon: The Courage to Be Alone 38

Joni Eareckson Tada: The Courage of the Broken 42

2 The Legacy of Generosity

The Sacrificial Widow: The Power of Generosity 49

Elizabeth of Hungary: The Sacrifice of Generosity 53

Mary Beth Chapman: The Power of Multiplying Generosity 58

3 The Legacy of Witness

Mary Magdalene: The Woman as Witness 65

Catherine Booth: The Witness of Action 69

Marilyn Hickey: The Unlikely Legacy 73

4 The Legacy of Wisdom

Deborah: Wisdom in Action 79

Sarah Osborn: Finding the Hidden Wisdom 84

Queen Elizabeth II: The Wisdom of the Queen 90

5 The Legacy of Teaching

Huldah: How One Woman Changed a Nation 100

Mary Lyon: Living Out the Vision 105

Kay Arthur: Discovering Your Teaching Legacy 111

6 The Legacy of Rescue

Jehosheba: The Incredible Rescue of a King 117

Harriet Tubman: Rescue Begins with Hope 121

Christine Caine: Rescue Begins with Seeing 125

7 The Legacy of Compassion

The Egyptian Princess: Compassion Changes History 129

Florence Nightingale: The Call of Compassion 134

Sarah Bowling: Opening Your Heart to Compassion 140

8 The Legacy of Boldness

The Woman at the Well: Boldness Born of Need 146

Rosa Parks: The Boldness of Justice 150

Amy Orr-Ewing: Boldly Defending Your Faith 155

9 The Legacy of Tenacity

Syrophoenician Woman: Power of a Persistent Mother 164

Fanny Crosby: Tenacity through Gratitude 169

Lauren Scruggs Kennedy: Tenacity Born of Tragedy 173

10 The Legacy of Faith

Mary: Faith in the Impossible 181

Elizabeth Anne Everest: Faith That Rocked the World 185

Jackie and Lauren: Our Journey of Faith 190

11 The Legacy of Prayer

Hannah: When a Prayer Is a Promise 201

Susanna Wesley: The Praying Example 205

Barbara Green: The Prayer Covering 212

12 The Legacy of Loyalty

Ruth: The Choice of Loyalty 222

Rachel Saint: Loyalty to the Mission 226

Ruth Belt Graham: The Power of Loyalty 232

Conclusion: Stewarding Your "Only One Life" 237

Notes 243

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Anonymous 8 months ago
Exceptional book. I highly recommend it. It is very well written, with stories that capture you and draw you in. I didn't want to put it down.