Story: The Power of Narrative for Christian Leaders

by Jay R. Martinson. Beacon Hill Press, April, 2016.

This resource focuses on story as a fundamental force in identity-formation, hope, love, and learning, offering readers a new perspective on narrative and its role in life.


value and functions of narrative, becoming a better story-teller and listener, biblical reflection, reflection questions for each chapter

Best For

clergy, lay leaders, and small groups


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Give powerful and impactful sermons by restructuring its focus around story.
  • Reflect on the various functions of narrative and how it can apply to your daily life by studying this resource in small group setting.

About the Contributor
Marie Fleming

Marie Fleming is a contract resource consultant for the Center for Congregations. Her consulting practice includes congregation-based Permaculture Design and equipping congregations for creation care.

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