REVIEWS: Stories That Feed Your Soul
by Tony Campolo
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Animating Christian themes is the purview of people given to the way of Jesus. We hope these necessary illustrations find form in our own lives. Occasionally we miss these episodes for lack of awareness. That is, the recognition God is at work in the details all around us, every day.
Tony Campolo does more than provide a collection of stories. He assembles something of a narrative walk through the integral themes of the Christian faith in the earthy stories he shares. It would be easy for some to view this as something of a compendium for writers and speakers, a resource for preachers. Instead of stories given to help leaders communicate better, Campolo offers vignettes intended to “feed” us on the imaginative, creative work of the Spirit.
Provocateurs need not be bombastic or obnoxious. Campolo is often characterized as an agitator of the faithful. In one of his short stories about prayer and his son, he gets to his point that we all “use” God in unhealthy ways, we simply do it in more grown up “speak.” There is little doubt Camoplo’s intention is centered on his interest to see the lost found and the captive liberated by the grace of God in Jesus.
Make Campolo’s stories your stories. Then, tell your own.
PURCHASE: Stories That Feed Your Soul: Inspiring Lessons from Unexpected Places and Unlikely People
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