Only One Life

Only One Life

How a Woman's Every Day Shapes an Eternal Legacy

Life keeps us running so fast and frenzied that we often lose sight of each day’s holy potential. Yet as a woman loved and called by God, your ordinary everyday matters more than you could possibly imagine.

Your choices today shape the legacy you leave for future generations. You are part of a story that has existed long before you and will long outlast you. And you can play a unique and irreplaceable role.

In Only One Life, mother-and-daughter team Jackie Green and Lauren McAfee invite you to join the company of women God is using to change the world. Through vivid portraits of women of the Bible, women of history, and women shaping the world today, you will discover how God multiplies seemingly small daily offerings of faithfulness.

Come and see your own story reflected in the lives of women such as Mary Magdalene, the first witness to Jesus’s resurrection; Catherine Booth, an early apologist for women’s rights and co-founder of the Salvation Army; Christine Caine, a contemporary speaker and human rights activist; and other ordinary women who have done extraordinary things, including Harriet Tubman, Queen Esther, Lottie Moon, and Joni Eareckson Tada.

Building a legacy through your “only one life” is not a calling for the elite few. It is a calling for you—as a woman with unique capacity to shape the future through your faith, family, gifts, and leadership. Only One Life will encourage and empower you to develop grit, grace, and the long view—able to change your world forever—starting today.

WHAT LEADERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS BOOK

Lauren Scruggs Kennedy

Lauren Scruggs Kennedy

author; blogger; founder, Lauren Scruggs Kennedy Foundation

"Only One Life is an encouraging read that confirms our significant role as women in the present day, as well as in history. The message is a powerful reminder that each decision and aspect of our lives shapes the future. It is refreshing to read these vivid stories of female impact!"

Christine Caine

Christine Caine

founder, A21 and Propel Women; author, Unexpected

Only One Life is a beautiful reminder of the strength and resilience of women and the eternal legacy each generation leaves to the next. What a gift to be reminded that the callings we fulfill are because we stand on the shoulders of those women before us who stood for justice, righteousness, and compassion.”

Joni Eareckson Tada

Joni Eareckson Tada

Joni and Friends International Disability Center

“My friends Lauren and Jackie give us the stories of significant and persuasive women who, by their winsome examples, have won the right to be heard and followed. Thank you, Lauren and Jackie, for introducing us to the real movers and shakers in our world!”

Esther Fleece

Esther Fleece

speaker; author, No More Faking Fine

"Jackie and Lauren have done a fantastic job telling the stories of courageous women who’ve inspired us for generations. Don’t miss the invitation to read this book and leave an inspiring legacy of your own. You are already more influential than you think!"

Kay Arthur

Kay Arthur

teacher; author; cofounder, Precept Ministries International

Only One Life is a 'Wow!' because in reading Jackie and Lauren’s book, you keep company with women from times past and present who came to know, love, and serve God and, like the Greens, want to leave a legacy 'worthy of him who called us.' There is much to be learned.”

Chelsea Crockett

Chelsea Crockett

author, Your Own Beautiful

“This mom and daughter duo motivates all women to live out abundantly more than we could ever dream of when we invite Jesus to take over. I’m certain this book, through the many stories it tells, will challenge anyone to dream bigger!”

Lynette Lewis

Lynette Lewis

business consultant; author, Climbing the Ladder in Stilettos

"Amid daily news of injustice against women, minorities, and children, Jackie and Lauren introduce us to real-life answers and the women who represent these answers. I honestly could not put this book down and will be using it as a reference for years to come."

Megan Alexander

Megan Alexander

correspondent, Inside Edition; author, Faith in the Spotlight

Only One Life posts a needed challenge to the next generation of women of faith: What will be our legacy? This book inspired me greatly and showed me some powerful female role models. Lauren and Jackie put great time, effort, and thought into this book, and it shows. It is a gift.”

Mai Hariu-Powell

Mai Hariu-Powell

executive director, The New York Project at Redeemer City to City

“I’m so glad for this book because stories of Christian women need to be told! Out of their conviction and obedience to God, these women led, pioneered, championed, raised, and taught in ways that have left an indelible mark on our world.”

Priscilla Shirer

Priscilla Shirer

and her mother Dr. Lois Evans

"Every women has the unique privilege and power to shape, mold and empower the next generation. There are host of young ladies waiting to receive the spiritual baton that can only be passed to them from the hearts and hands of their mothers, aunts and mentors. Only One Life is a poignant reminder of the power each of us has to establish a legacy that will shape families, influence cultures, and ultimately change the entire world. This book is a gift. Read it and then go and establish a legacy of your own."

MEET THE AUTHORS

Jackie Green

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 laurenamcafee.com.

Bill High

Bill High is a forward-thinking entrepreneur with over fifteen years’ experience running a nonprofit. Having lost his own father at age 12, Bill deeply understands the need for strong families and lasting legacies.

Today his mission is to empower families in building legacies of generosity. He specializes in coaching families, individual givers, and financial advisers regarding biblical generosity and charitable giving.

After graduating with a degree in law from the University of Kansas and building a successful career as a lawyer, in 1999 he left the law firm to embark on a new adventure—becoming the CEO of National Christian Foundation Heartland, the largest affiliate of a billion-dollar nonprofit that ranks 9th in the U.S.

Bill and his wife Brooke have been married since 1987. As the proud parents of four children and grandparents of two grandchildren, they love building their own family legacy. You can learn more about Bill at www.billhigh.com.

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