Stories by Willimon

Stories by Willimon

by William H. Willimon

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Overview

Will Willimon is known and read throughout the world for his riveting, edgy, witty, and provocative stories or parables. His most beloved, memorable, and impactful stories are presented in this collection. The Stories of Will Willimon will expose readers to joy, agony, thankfulness, greed, trust, fear, healing, suffering, laughter, weeping, yearning, irony, hatred, and love. Readers may see themselves or their friends at times in these stories. Fellow storytellers are likely to retell these stories to friends, family, colleagues, and churches. Preachers will find illustrative materials to support their sermons and all readers will be inspired by the insights into the Christian faith provided.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501894138
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 02/04/2020
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 242,078
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Feeling most at home behind a pulpit, Will Willimon’s deepest calling is to be a preacher and truth-teller of Jesus Christ. He is Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke University Divinity School and retired Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church, after serving for 20 years as faculty member and Dean of the Chapel at Duke University. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Will Willimon has published many books, including his preaching subscription service on MinistryMatters.com, Pulpit Resource, and Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love, both published by Abingdon Press.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Part 1 Sowers 1

My word…

Does not return to me empty…

One sows and another harvests…

Sow the seeds of justice…

Part 2 Seeds 29

A farmer went out to scatter seed…

Some seed fell on the path…

Other seed fell on the rocky ground…

Other seed fell on good soil…

Part 3 Senses 115

This people's senses have become calloused…

Everyone who has ears should pay attention…

You will hear but never understand…

Although they see, they don't really see…

Happy eyes; happy ears…

Part 4 Secrets 167

The secrets of the kingdom of heaven…

Those who have will receive more…

Changed hearts and lives will be healed…

Story Tide Index 239

Scripture Index 241

Theme Index 243

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