The Preacher as Storyteller: The Power of Narrative in the Pulpit

The Preacher as Storyteller: The Power of Narrative in the Pulpit

by Austin B. Tucker

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The Preacher as Storyteller takes a skills-development approach to its timely homiletics topic. In short, author Austin B. Tucker reasons that “You can greatly improve your preaching by sharpening storytelling skills . . . A story can touch the latch spring of the heart to let the life-changing gospel come in.”  To that end, he focuses upon the art of narrative and how it is used in the Bible (particularly by Jesus) and profiles great preachers throughout history and into today who have displayed a great gift for effective storytelling in their ministry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805464627
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/01/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 232
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Austin B. Tucker served as a pastor to Southern Baptist churches fro thirty years and is now an active guest teacher and preacher in and around his home state of Louisiana.  He holds degrees from East Texas Baptist College (B.A.) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (B.D., Th.D.).

Table of Contents

Foreword   Michael Dudit     ix
Preface     xiii
Introduction     1
The Basics of Storytelling
The Great Appeal of Narrative     10
The Essential Elements of Narrative     22
The Seven Basic Plot Plans     35
Telling Your Own Story     45
The Persuasive Power of Testimony     58
Getting the Story Straight
Step-by-Step to the Narrative Sermon     74
Telling the Bible Story     90
Remembering the Children     104
Ten Ways to Sharpen Storytelling Skills     117
An Endless Supply of Stories     127
It's All in How You Tell It     140
Learning from the Masters of Storytelling
Gotham in the Golden Age     150
London Luminaries in the Age of Spurgeon     164
Bible Biography Preachers     177
The Story for America's Lost Generation     189
Suggested Reading     209
Name Index     215
Subject Index     216
Scripture Index     218

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