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The Soul of the Family Tree

Ancestors, Stories, and the Spirits We Inherit

Lori Erickson

  • 8/23/2021
  • 0664267033
  • 978-0-664-26703-2
  • Paperback
  • In Stock

Product Details

  • Paperback
  • 220
  • 5.5 x 8.5
  • 9.00 oz


“The Soul of the Family Tree will appeal to readers of Erickson’s previous books specializing in spiritual journeys, anyone interested in genealogy and Norse or Viking culture and history, and to those who have enjoyed similar titles like The Lost Family Tree by Libby Copeland and The Nordic Theory of Everything by Anu Partanen.” —The Norwegian American Genealogical Center 

“[Erickson] brings a light heart, an old soul and a deep understanding to her subject of how tracing our genealogy can deepen our spiritual lives.”

The Gazette

“Guided by her Viking foremother Gudrid the Far Traveler, Erickson discovers the well of wisdom by the roots of every family tree—those stories that influence our inner lives—and celebrates the explorer in all of us.”

—Nancy Marie Brown, author of The Far Traveler and The Real Valkyrie

“This truly entertaining book should be on the shelf of everyone who is interested in family history, genealogy, or who has ever wondered, ‘Where do I come from, really?’”

—June Melby, author My Family and Other Hazards


“Deftly navigating the promises and perils of DNA testing, ancient sagas, family lore, historical reenactments, homelands, hometowns, and stupid graffiti left behind by your ancestors, The Soul of the Family Tree takes us on a journey into human identity that’s both fun and profound.” 

—Scott Samuelson, author of The Deepest Human Life and Seven Ways of Looking at Pointless Suffering

“Lori Erickson has put together a must-read for all fans of genealogy. Her journey is one that will inspire everyone to dig in and experience the power of knowing their ancestral roots.”

—Brian Gerard, pastor and winner of Swedish American reality show Allt för Sverige, season 1

“Captivating . . . I lite


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