The Preacher as Storyteller
The Power of Narrative in the Pulpit
By Austin B. Tucker
(B&H Academic, Paperback, 9780805447088, 232pp.)
Publication Date: June 2008
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The Preacher as Storyteller takes a skills-development approach to its timely homiletics topic. In short, author Austin B. Tucker reasons that You can greatly improve your preaching by sharpening storytelling skills . . . A story can touch the latch spring of the heart to let the life-changing gospel come in.” To that end, he focuses upon the art of narrative and how it is used in the Bible (particularly by Jesus) and profiles great preachers throughout history and into today who have displayed a great gift for effective storytelling in their ministry.
Austin B. Tucker served as a pastor to Southern Baptist churches fro thirty years and is now an active guest teacher and preacher in and around his home state of Louisiana. He holds degrees from East Texas Baptist College (B.A.) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (B.D., Th.D.).