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

15 September 2011 2 Comments

This post is actually a commercial, brought to you by our sponsor (namely, me). I will be conducting a six week (one evening a week) workshop on creating a spiritual legacy for those in the Twin Cities area from Nov. 1 until December 6, 2011. Consider yourself invited if you live in the area. Details as follows:

The best way to discover and preserve the significance of your life is to tell your stories. It is also the best way to pass on a blessing to those you care about and who care about you.

This six-meeting workshop (ninety minutes each, a week apart) will help you identify the key stories you need to preserve and the values and wisdom that each of them carries. It will introduce the basic skills and strategies for writing about your life, including how to use scenes, provide engaging details, and how to sketch memorable characters. Participants will practice writing and, if desired, receive peer feedback. Advice will also be provided for getting your stories printed. Each participant will also create a spiritual will.

The workshop will meet at Bethel University on Tuesday evenings (7:30-9:00), beginning November 1. The room is CLC109 (near the main entrance lobby on the left by the bathrooms). Cost is $120 ($90 each for couples, one text), to be paid before the first meeting (half price for past workshop attenders). Cost includes a copy of the text, Creating a Spiritual Legacy: How to Pass on Your Stories, Wisdom and Values.

The course will be taught by Dr. Daniel Taylor, author of ten books, including the text, and co-founder of The Legacy Center.

Use the contact page on this website to express a desire to register or for questions.

Daniel Taylor



  • Ellen Landreth said:

    I have been teaching people how to write their life story since 1998. As a Christian I am even more interested in helping them leave a spiritual legacy. I have just devoured your book, while recovering from knee replacement surgery.

    I would like to offer these classes in my area, Boise, Idaho. I am wondering how you boiled it all down to six sessions. Looking at the book I was considering offering it as a nine session course.

    Will you share your information for how you teach the six sessions? There is so much information in the book, plus the exercises, I can’t imagine working through the book in just six sessions. You obviously give students a lot of homework.

    The book I have used for years in teaching how to write your life story is Frank Thomas’ How to Write the Story of Your Life. I created a manual for others to use to teach a course using that book. That is what I would like to have using your book. I was planning on doing it on my own but if you already have something prepared that would be a wonderful starting place.

    Thanks for your consideration,
    Ellen Landreth

  • DanielTaylor (author) said:

    Ellen–Sorry for the long delay. I don’t try to cover all the material in the book in the course. I take the essence of the following: the concept of spiritual legacy, the spiritual will, telling your stories, and what to do with your stories once you’ve written them. I give two or three exercises for each area, not all the ones in the book. Then I give a detailed response to their writing and answer their questions. That’s basically it. I send them to the book if they want more.

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