Storycraft by Walter Wangerin audiobook

Storycraft: The Art of Spiritual Narrative

By Walter Wangerin
Read by Kent Klineman

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Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798212162357

  • ISBN: 9798212162333

  • ISBN: 9798212162340

Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In Storycraft, renowned author Walter Wangerin Jr. explores the power of narrative and storytelling to impact message, messenger, and hearer. Through preaching and teaching, the gospel comes alive—is incarnated—in the words, actions, and stories we tell. Well-crafted stories shape the relationship between tellers and listeners, between preachers and people. And in the telling, trust is established, faith is formed, and lives change. "A well-told story gives people eyes that see, ears that hear, tongues that taste, fingers that touch, and hearts that can be moved. But even before we start to create a story, and then to tell it, we should trust we have the abilities to craft it well enough to lead our listeners to the truth" (chapter 3).

Wangerin draws on personal experience and a host of voices to make a case for the importance of embracing story as an essential tool for communicating the gospel in preaching and teaching settings. He turns to personal anecdotes, wisdom from ancient classics, and a provocative anthology of narrative types. Together, Wangerin's reflections create a theology of story that shows how the Word of God takes on flesh in practiced speech.

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Author Bio: Walter Wangerin Jr.

Author Bio: Walter Wangerin Jr.

Walter Wangerin, Jr. is widely recognized as one of the most gifted writers writing today on the issues of faith and spirituality. Starting with the renowned Book of the Dun Cow, Wangerin’s writing career has encompassed most every genre: fiction, essay, short story, children’s story, meditation, and biblical exposition. The author of over forty books, Wangerin has won the National Book Award, New York Times Best Children’s Book of the Year Award, and several Gold Medallions, including best-fiction awards for both The Book of God and Paul: A Novel. He lives in Valparaiso, Indiana, where he is senior research professor at Valparaiso University.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Audience: Adult
Language: English