These stories and anecdotes from the lives of ordinary people invite readers to see the Gospel at work in their own lives. Storytelling implicitly says: “Your own story is valuable. Your life reflections are sacred. Moments of insight, often arising from simple, mundane events, are prophetic gifts.
Told in everyday language with refreshing originality, these stories are arranged according to themes such as healing, love, community, joy, faith, justice, tough decisions … Each section has “Your Story”, questions for personal reflection, and the “Jesus Story”, reference to a related gospel text and its theme.
This is the ideal resource for homily material, for religious education classes, for study and discussion groups, and for individual reflection and inspiration.
Teresa Pirola, BA BTheol has been active in the Antioch Movement and in adult religious education.She has authored three books, and numerous education programmes and articles. She now operates a publishing venture, The Story Source, which produces parish resources.