Monday, April 21, 2014

Review: Leaving A Legacy by:Garrett/Woodruff

 Leaving a Legacy: Sustaining Family, Unity, Faith, and Wealth
About the Book:
A sobering statistic: For centuries 70 percent of family wealth has dissipated by the second generation, and 90 percent is lost by the third generation. It has nothing to do with taxes, economies, or cultures. It is the failure of families to transfer leadership and values to succeeding generations.

About the Authors:
DAN T. GARRETT is a popular speaker and coach for professionals, families, and individuals on matters of stewardship and the preservation of faith, values, and wealth over multiple generations. Recent national audiences include the American Council on Gift Annuities, The Heritage Institute Faith-Based Academy, and the Practical Planned Giving Conference. Dan presently serves as Vice Chancellor of Abilene Christian University and president of the ACU Foundation. Dan and his wife, Donna, reside in Abilene, Texas, and have three married sons and four grandchildren.

TIM WOODROOF has been a pastor for thirty years and approaches this important subject with a pastor's heart. He now serves churches as a consultant and interim minister, working with congregations across the nation. He speaks internationally, and is the author of ten books, several of which have been translated into Russian, Italian, and Spanish. Tim and his wife Julie live in Nashville, Tennessee.

My Review:
 When you come to the end of your life, you should consider that you have finished the race to arrive at your final destination. Many times we get so side tracked by life that we forget to plan for our futures--the part of our futures that are hard to plan for once we get there. To provide  a lasting legacy for our families is what the book, Leaving a Legacy, is all about. Leaving a Legacy, is a book that can be used to guide you through the process of taking care of your final arrangements.

 Based upon Biblical principles, the authors have taken the steps to gracefully prepare you for those items at the end of our lives that could seem very overwhelming to a person that has not adequately prepared for the final events in their lives. There are several survey type questions throughout the book to help you plan everything, as well as checklists to make sure you get everything taken care of. A one of a kind book to help you leave your family with the very best of you, so they won't be burdened with doing it on their own.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from ACU/Leafwood Press.