An engaging look at how our life stories can enable us to tell the gospel in a way that connects effectively with people. Jesus was the master storyteller, powerfully relating accessible stories to convey the good news, and Steve...
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An engaging look at how our life stories can enable us to tell the gospel in a way that connects effectively with people.
Jesus was the master storyteller, powerfully relating accessible stories to convey the good news, and Steve Morris calls us to reclaim the art of storytelling in the church today.
In a world of increasing social fragmentation and loneliness, this book demonstrates how listening to others can be transformational in creating a sense of belonging. Inspiring stories are grounded by practical ideas to put storytelling at the heart of the church, and questions in each chapter encourage us all to glimpse more of God, revel in our uniqueness and realize that we all have something valuable to offer as his followers.
Underpinned by practical pastoral experience, this is a book full of quirky and unexpected life stories that open us up afresh to the beauty of life and our God.
Content Benefits: This book encourages us to start to truly hear people's stories, begin to feel wonder at life and the way God is at work, and enable those telling their stories to start to feel a sense of belonging.
Helps show how we can all tackle the rise of loneliness in our communities Reminds us how Jesus communicated his message through storytelling Offers a new way to share our faith as people initially connect with stories rather than propositional truth Taps into the sense of belonging and the need to find our tribe Explores Memory Cafes and their role in helping those with Dementia Written in an engaging, anecdotal style that is accessible to all Ideal for church leaders, small group leaders, evangelists, preachers, those in pastoral ministry Perfect for anyone who wants to connect more effectively with others and value them and their lives Ideal for anyone wanting to create a more welcoming space in their churches The first book in The Rediscovering the Heart of Faith, Life and Everything series Publisher - Authentic Media
Scientist, and former atheist, turned internationally-regarded theologian and prolific author, Revd Professor Alister McGrath, (D.Phil (Oxon), earned D.D. (Oxon) has been appointed to the newly created Chair in Theology, Ministry and Education at King's College, London. Formerly he was Professor of Historical Theology, and Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford.
He is a world-renowned theologian, and is the author of numerous bestselling titles including The Christian Theology Reader; Theology; Christianity: An Introduction; A Brief History of Heaven, and Dawkins' God .
McGrath is an Evangelical on the cutting edge of the interface between Theology and Science, and Theology within post-modern culture as indicated by his most recent publications A Fine-Tuned Universe? Anthropic Phenomena and Natural Theology(2009),The Dawkins Delusion? Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine and The Open Secret: A New Vision for Natural Theology.
Koorong -Editorial Review.
STEVE MORRIS ran a successful brand agency before becoming a vicar. Currently at St Cuthbert's, North Wembley, he has initiated a national campaign to set up memory cafes and also writes for The Spectator, The Oldie, Christian Today and Church of England Newspaper.