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.
When you're talking to teens, few things leave an impression like an unforgettable story. Whether it's a humorous page from the history books, a mind-bending whodunit or a fairy tale with a twist, stories cut right to the heart of the matter - and the hearts of your youth group. Now you can grab your group's attention with memorable stories that bring biblical concepts to life with Uncommon Stories and Illustrations. In this must-have resource, veteran youth ministry Jim Burns brings together more than 130 engaging tales to illustrate your message and impact the hearts of teens.
Each story is arranged by subject and includes key verses and additional Scripture references as starting points for talks and sermons. Whether you spin a yarn for youth meetings, Sunday School classes, retreats, staff meetings, parent nights, camps, lock-ins or outreach programs, you'll tickle funny bones, provoke thoughtful conversations and open hearts to receive the ultimate Storyteller: Jesus Christ.
Includes a CD-ROM with easy-to-print files of every story.
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.