ForeTalk: The 7 Critical Conversations for Living in the Season of Now
Christian end-of-life planning now has a name-ForeTalk
There is a new word to add to your vocabulary—Foretalk. Foretalk is conversation about an expected event. There is one event everyone on the planet has in common. But Stan Craig’s ForeTalk is not about dying. It is about living with peace and confidence in a future you have anticipated, planned for and discussed. It is about being a good steward with all that God has given you.
Combining Biblical wisdom and contemporary insight, ForeTalk is a how-to guide complete with checklists and follow-ups for you to record your own thoughts and ideas for your future. Share these with your family and the professionals you choose for guidance.
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Personally, legally, financially, you cannot afford to miss foretalk when it comes to:
Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
Writing a will
Funeral or memorial planning
Paying last expenses
Durable Power of Attorney for Finances
Legacy gifts and generosity
Expressing your love and concern for those people and causes dear to you.
Making the best use of time
These are just a few of the topics covered in ForeTalk. Purchase the book here— ForeTalk: Taking Care of Tomorrow Today, Purposeful Living for the Final Season of Life—and share it with family members.
Be sure everyone has a personal copy of Celebration: A Guide to Planning a Funeral or Memorial Service.
Complete the documents in the books and be sure they are shared with your loved ones, filed with your physician, your attorney, your banker or broker or adviser.
Our mission is to fulfill the Biblical mandate of learning to “number our days” that we all may gain a heart of wisdom.
Books, Presentations, Seminars, Training, Consulting, to equip the Church and strengthen believers-that’s ForeTalk.
“Few conversations are more needed, but more avoided, than those pertaining to end-of-life decisions. Yet, as a wise man once told me, ‘to prepare for death will not hasten its arrival one minute.’ In ForeTalk Stan Craig combines the heart of a pastor with the acumen of a financial professional, and has given us the best resource I know of on legacy and end-of-life decisions.
Stan has done a service for us all in this book. I will use ForeTalk in my ministry and intend to give copies to my family and friends. I hope every senior adult I know will read this book.”
Dr Jason Allen
Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Executive Director of the Southern Seminary Foundation
“Stan Craig has captured the heart of the matter in one of the most needed issues of our day in his compelling book, ForeTalk.
Nowhere do we teach real world “life skills” to families, and in the most common of all life experiences, life ends for everybody. Most of us don’t do any planning until we are forced to do so.
Thankfully, ForeTalk teaches how to manage life effectively, efficiently and on purpose.
It is a must-read for every home and family and should be in the libraries of counselors, ministers, and attorneys.
My bride and I coach troubled marriages. We have trained scores of mentors with whom we have coached more than 500 couples, and this book will become required reading in our network for all the couples who come our way.“
Don R. “Dick” Ivey, PhD
CEO TDIB Associates, LLC
ForeTalk meets a need that most everyone we know failed to fulfill because, as ForeTalk says, “there was no help, no experience, no learning curve.” We put ForeTalk into practice just as soon as we read the book. From our experience we believe every pastor, every church and Christian foundation or organization can benefit by ForeTalk and having a ForeTalk Seminar.
There is value in every chapter, ideas and insight to bless every family just as we were blessed. The Biblical insights and the many quotes provide speaking and teaching resources as well support for each idea.
Read ForeTalk. You will be informed, your family strengthened and your future more secure.
Dan and Angela Biggs, Executive Directors
Connect Financial Ministries