This collection of "Lectionary Tales" provides an imaginative way to help the preacher and the congregation get into the scripture lesson for the day. Each tale casts some particular light on an aspect of the text rather than simply being a paraphrase in modern dress. The tales can be used as "sermons starters" and illustrations... or within the sermon as a means of reflecting on the deeper meaning of the text.
Dr. Kendall K. McCabe
Professor of Homiletics and Worship
United Theological Seminary
Everyone remembers and enjoys a good story -- and heartfelt stories touch us in ways nothing else can. Jesus used stories or parables to allow his listeners to look at themselves and examine their motivations.
This collection of stories illustrates biblical passages from the Revised Common Lectionary. It uses this powerful medium to communicate timeless truths.
Timothy J. Smith is the pastor of a United Methodist Church in Pennsylvania. He has been a lectionary preacher for Dynamic Preaching and is author of No Particular Place To Go. He has his M.Div. degree from United Theological Seminary.