Item description for Remembering Your Story, Revised Edition: Creating Your Own Spiritual Autobiography by Richard Lyon Morgan...
Overview This book invites readers to connect their faith stories with others and with God's story as revealed in scripture. Richard Morgan guides readers to deeper memories of God's presence in all portions of their lives. Individuals and small groups will find this book offers them blessing as they discover God's working throughout their journey. This new revised edition of Morgan's work reflects his workshops, seminars, and conversations concerning spiritual autobiography. It also focuses more intentionally on faith stories.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Remembering Your Story, Revised Edition: Creating Your Own Spiritual Autobiography?
A Great Discussion Starter that Gets You to Think Aug 16, 2007
I pastor a congregation where the primary members are older adults. We used this book as springboard for discussion of life story and leaving a legacy. I consulted with the supplemental leaders guide, which I also highly recommend, that is set up to use this book over a ten-week period. We did not take ten weeks to use this book, but used selected exercises from this book to reflect on our life stories and our faith journey. After the three evenings, there were many in the group asking for additional sessions.
This book is helpful to older adults and those wanting to assist older adults talk about their lives in two ways: 1) it provides questions and exercises to assist people in reflecting on their lives and 2) the questions and exercises encourage people to see their lives as important and see them as something that others can learn from.
I would recommend this book for use by people wanting to help older adults with a life review, for middle-aged people who feel lost in order to gain perspective on their lives and find a spark for a possible new change in direction, and for people who want to record the life stories of aging relatives for future generations.
The exercises are designed to meet the variety of learning styles that exist and not all exercises will appeal to all users of this book. The variety of exercises is great and the results of actually doing the exercises will lead to gentle reflection on life and ones spirituality.
I will be using this book again in the future.
Morgan's book was an invaluable resource for Nursing Homes. Nov 6, 1999
Many older people suffer from depression or despair and often the reason is that no one takes time to hear their life stories. We used Morgan's book in our Nursing Home (especially the 100 questions at back of book) with powerful results. Many older people's lives were changed
Excellent guide to connect generations through stories Nov 6, 1999
We have tried to connect generations in our church and had service projects and programs but Morgan's book helped connect all five generations through stories. Older people and youth listened to each other as they shared their life stories
Helpful for finding story in one's life at midlife Jul 25, 1999
We used REMEMBERING YOUR STORY during a 10 week class in Midlife Transitions. Some of the group were experiencing changes in marriage, others in job, and still others with illness issues. Morgan's book helped us all to find the golden thread, the "story" in our lives which not only helped discern our pattern, but also gave directions for the changes which we face, Excellent book for group process.
Excellent book for spiritual formation through Stories Apr 3, 1999
I have used Morgan's REMEMBERING YOUR STORY as a basic guide for doing spiritual formation groups in a parish setting. It lends itself not only to personal story sharing, but to a bonding into community and providing a basis for genuine interaction. It was also helpful in relating our stories to stories in Scripture, which are quickly becoming forgotten in our information overload. This book can be a valuable source for growth ..... and preservation of our stories; we are our stories; but we can lose our stories if we don't save them. REMEMBERING YOUR STORY shows us the way.