Popular author James W. Moore recalls how several years ago, while delivering the sermon at his church one Sunday morning, he had told a moving story about a boy and his dog. The authors then-five-year-old son, Jeff, was fascinated by the story, but feeling a bit uncertain about some of the details of it, during the familys car ride home from church, Jeff asked his father, Daddy, is that story true, or were you just preaching?
Highly amused by Jeffs question, Jim Moore went on to explain to his young son that there are two kinds of stories: TRUE stories, stories that happened factually in history; and TRUTH stories, stories like Jesus parables, which are shared to underscore a dramatic truth in life.
The several short chapters and stories in this book are designed to highlight such life-truths, with chapter titles such as Go out Singing, Roadblocks, Should I Forgive? One Step at a Time, Whos in Control Here? What Can One Person Do? Tell Me, Please, How to Be Happy, Why not You? Keep on Keeping On, Jesus: The Message and the Messenger, The Importance of Uniqueness, and others.
This book contains a discussion guide.
James W. Moore is a best-selling author of more than 40 books and an acclaimed pastor and ordained elder in The United Methodist Church. He has led congregations in Jackson, Tennessee; Shreveport, Louisiana; and Houston, Texas. In 2006, after 50 years of active ministry, he retired from full-time ministry and moved to the Dallas area, where he currently serves as Minister-in-Residence at Highland Park United Methodist Church. He and his wife, June, live at Heritage Ranch in Fairview, Texas.
James W. Moore, popular speaker and preacher, has written more than forty books for Abingdon Press, including I Hear Voices, and That's a Good Thing!; Yes, Lord, I Have Sinned, but I Have Several Excellent Excuses; Do You Have Alligator Arms?; Attitude Is Your Paintbrush; and many others. He and his wife, June, live in Fairview, Texas.