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Storycatcher : making sense of our lives through the power and practice of story

Author: Christina Baldwin
Publisher: Novato, Calif. : New World Library, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Story Is the Heart of Language. Story emotionally moves us to love and hate and can motivate us to change the whole course of our lives. Story can lift us beyond the borders of our individuality to imagine realities of other people, times, and places; to empathize with other beings; to extend our supposing far into the universe. Storytelling - both oral tradition and written word - is the foundation of being human.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christina Baldwin
ISBN: 1577314913 9781577314912
OCLC Number: 60454822
Awards: Winner of Books for a Better Life (Motivational) 2005
Description: xii, 252 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Following the beeline : how story connects us --
The ear in the heart : the art of storycatching --
Tending our fire : why we make story --
It was a dark and stormy night : story wakes up --
Riding experience to wisdom : the map of a story-based life --
A story to stand on : creating a story of the self --
Writing and talking in the seven generations : how story heals family heritage --
We are the ones : the power of story in organizations --
The possible god : how story shapes the spiritual dimensions of our lives --
Storycatcher : taking our place in the order of things.
Responsibility: Christina Baldwin.
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Story Is the Heart of Language. Story emotionally moves us to love and hate and can motivate us to change the whole course of our lives. Story can lift us beyond the borders of our individuality to imagine realities of other people, times, and places; to empathize with other beings; to extend our supposing far into the universe. Storytelling - both oral tradition and written word - is the foundation of being human.

In her powerful new book, Christina Baldwin, one of the visionaries who started the personal writing movement, explores the vital necessity of re-creating a sacred common ground for each other's stories. Through story and example, Baldwin presents storytelling as an innate skill we can remember and practice. She shows the power of story to connect life experiences so that we can share them, learn from them, and teach each other through the medium of a good tale.

Each chapter in Storycatcher is carried by a fascinating tale - about people, family, or community - intertwined with practical instruction about the nature of story, how it works, and how we can practice it in our lives. The art of storycatching invites us to spend time speaking and listening, writing and reading, reclaiming the meaning missing from our lives. This book passionately calls for humanity to hang on to its voice, its love of reading and writing, and its understanding that.

Story is our soul.

Whether exploring the personal stories revealed in our private journals, the stories of family legacy, the underlying stories that drive our organizations, or the stories that define our broadest definitions of identity, Christina encourages us all to become storycatchers - people who value story and find ways in the midst of everyday life to practice storytelling. Baldwin shows us how new stories lay the framework for a new world. Book jacket.

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