Bestselling author and modern-day prophet Tony Campolo believes that one of the best ways to tell the grand story of the gospel is to tell stories of everyday life where God is at work...just as Jesus did during his earthly ministry. This collection of stories from Tony's lifelong friendships and international travels allow readers to "overhear" the gospel at work around the world. Set around Romans 8, the stories center on eight gospel themes: freedom of condemnation, new life in Christ, intimacy with God, the call to rescue creation, living with hope, praying in the Spirit, God's plans for us, and the assurance we need. Whether humorous or poignant, each one is an unforgettable echo of God at work around us and within us.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 10 Years|
About the Author
Tony Campolo is a professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. Founder of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education (EAPE), an organization that develops schools and social programs in various third world countries and in cities across North America, Dr. Campolo is an ordained minister and is presently recognized as an associate pastor of the Mount Carmel Baptist Church in West Philadelphia. He is a media commentator on religious, social, and political matters, and has appeared on Nightline, Crossfire, Politically Incorrect, The Charlie Rose Show, The Colbert Report, and CNN News. He cohosted his own television series, Hashing It Out, on the Odyssey Network, and presently hosts From Across the Pond, a weekly program on the Premier Radio Network in England. Dr. Campolo is the author of more than thirty books, including Letters to a Young Evangelical and Red Letter Christians: A Citizen's Guide to Faith and Politics.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Story is a medium that people of all ages can enjoy. Asante and Jake spend hours telling stories. I love to watch How I Met Your Mother, a really long story about how a guy named Ted meets his wife. I think telling and listening to stories are ways that we help make sense out of the things going on in our lives. Jesus also told stories (which we call parables). He knew that it was a way of calling people out in an indirect way. It's a way that we get to encounter the Kingdom of God subjectively, through the lens of our own experience. Tony Campolo gets this, and put together a book (Stories that Feed Your Soul) of stories that he has both overheard and experienced in his own life. He focuses this collection of stories on the themes of one of his favorite passages of Scripture- Romans 8. He intended this book to be a help to pastors and teachers who also see one of their roles in preaching the gospel as a story teller. I would highly recommend this book. The stories are not lengthy or cheesy, but real and thought-provoking. It'd be a great gift for your pastor or sunday school teacher. :) Thank you to the Ooze Viral Bloggers for giving me an advance copy to review!