Sunday, January 4, 2015

Telling the Story

Come and hear, all you who fear God;
    let me tell you what he has done for me.
Psalm 66:16 (NIV)

I have read two wonderful books, Endurance and Deep, Dark, Down that describe survival of two very different groups of men.  The stories are true, complicated and instructive to all of our ordinary lives!

What is similar in both reports is the importance of being able to tell the story.   These very talented authors have been able to listen and read the accounts to craft a story of healing and salvation.  Both authors describe the critical importance of leadership and  the importance of “others” in the task of survival.  Both describe the miracles of faith and hope.

Like the authors, we have the wonderful privilege to listen and tell the stories of healing and with that opportunity we also find meaning and healing in our own lives!



Lansing, A. (2014). Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage (Anniversary Edition ed.). Basic Books

Tobar, H. (2014). Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Hage, M. L. (2010). An International Healer Parable. Retrieved from

Hage, M. L. (2011). Pilgrimage and Healing. Retrieved from

Hage, M. L. (2012). God, Trials and Fears. Retrieved from

1 comment:

  1. In a remarkable coincidence, the Calvin January Series began with "Storytelling and the Arc of Transformation". Check out the book by the presenter, Buster, B. (2013). Do Story: How to tell your story so the world listens. (Do Books). The Do Book Company