Jack Albright was born in Childress, TX in 1928. Raised in the Texas Panhandle and received degrees from Wayland University and Southwestern Seminary. Church Pastor for thirty years. Told children Bible stories on television for five years. Certified as a Neuro Linguistic Therapist. Became Clinical Chaplain of a Juvenile correctional facility where he created Galliant's Journey: The Key To Successful Living as a guide to help the boys gain self-esteem. Retired, and writes a weekly column for two newspapers and a web site. He and wife Marilyn live in Atchison, KS.
Creating stories that teach is as old as civilization. Jesus showed us how to do it. A therapeutic metaphor is a simple story that precisely, but subtly, reflects the problem a person faces and gives a solution or cure in the story. The person hears their problem in a non-threatening way, and also hears a simple solution.
You hold in your hand a therapeutic metaphor. I invite you to let Galliant become a friendly companion as you face challenges that are familiar to all of us.
It is such a simple little story yet it reveals so much even to those who think they know it all.