Punctuating your youth talks with powerful illustrations is an effective way to get through to kids. Jim Burns shares 136 of his favorite stories right here. They are topically arranged so you can find them quickly. Each is just a page long and comes with an accompanying Scripture and application. The entire contents is on CD-ROM in the back of the book.
The best communicators have something in common, they have an incredible ability to illustrate truth through an appropriate story. They are following in the footsteps of the Master Teacher, Jesus, who often illustrated His points with stories and parables. With Uncommon Illustrations and Stories, youth workers can find relevant stories that will grab and hold the attention of their audience. From heartfelt to hilarious, these intriguing stories will get youth thinking, and later discussing what they learned. They won’t soon forget the Wright brothers and their father who refused to believe man would fly, Helen Keller’s teacher who lived in a mental institution as a young girl, the difficulty of swimming from California to Hawaii and the man who flew 10,000 feet in the air above Los Angeles in a lawn chair. These fun illustrations and stories can be used in any high school or junior high setting, including church groups, retreats or special events.
JIM BURNS, Ph. D., President of HomeWord, is the host of the HomeWord with Jim Burns daily half-hour, daily one-minute and weekly half-hour radio programs. His passion is communicating to adults and young people practical truths to help them live out their Christian lives. Jim is the author of many resources including The 10 Building Blocks for a Happy Family, Devotions on the Run, One Life and Addicted to God. He writes a monthly column for Ignite Your Faith magazine. Jim, his wife, Cathy, and their three daughters live in Southern California.
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