Jackie Green and Lauren Green McAfee want women to know that they are uniquely poised to have an impact on the lives of those around them, and challenge them to live legacy-minded in their upcoming book, Only One Life: How a Woman’s Every Day Shapes an Eternal Legacy.
“On these pages we plan to reveal the under-appreciated truth that Christian women can and do lead,” wrote Green, co-founder of Museum of the Bible and wife of Hobby Lobby president Steve Green, and McAfee, Hobby Lobby’s corporate ambassador and one of Green’s five daughters.
“[A]nd furthermore,” the mother-daughter duo added, “that history is filled with examples of bold, courageous, innovative women who loved God and rose to face the challenge of their times, forging a lasting impact on the course of human events in the process.”
“In every respect, these women were just like you and us.”
In Only One Life, coming out this June, Green and McAfee tell the stories of past and present world-changing women and encourage readers to play a unique and irreplaceable role in God’s story by intentionally investing their God-given time and talents in the people they meet every day.
They examine 12 characteristics of legacy through profiling 36 women who have and are leaving remarkable legacies, including women of the Bible (Esther, Mary Magdalene, Deborah, and more), women of history (Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Florence Nightingale, and more), and women of today (Christine Caine, Joni Eareckson Tada, Lauren Scruggs Kennedy, and more).
“Let’s use our precious days on earth to make an impact that will last,” wrote Green and McAfee. “No matter who you are, no matter what qualifications you feel you have or don’t have … we have 24 hours in a day, and we have a desire for God to use our lives for His glory. So let’s be women who get busy doing good with the time that we have.”
Green, co-founder of Museum of the Bible, is a full-time homemaker who relishes her roles of wife, mother to six children, mother-in-law, and “Gigi” to four grandchildren. Married to her husband for more than 30 years, Green actively supports him in his role as president of Hobby Lobby and chairman of the board of Museum of the Bible.
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, McAfee worked at Museum of the Bible from its founding days, until its opening in Washington, D.C., in November 2017. Today, she works at Hobby Lobby as corporate ambassador and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Ethics and Public Policy.
By NRB Staff
Published: March 29, 2018