The book is all about the use of story-telling in different ways for different circumstances. Bob artfully weaves biblical stories with true life stories of today. He carefully points the reader to the fact that our day is a very dif- ferent day from that of Bible times, however the power of story-telling is just as effective. --Rev. Dr. Lawrence Wilkes President, California Graduate School of Theology President, Okanagan Bible College/Canadian Graduate School of Ministry
About the Author
Dr. Robert D. Pierson is the Executive Director of Leader- ship Nexus, an organization providing training in a variety of areas for the Church. He served as pastor of Christ United Methodist Church for over thirty years and after serving at rural churches and a college town church. He has also served extensively in the Annual Conference of the Oklahoma UMC. Dr. Pierson is the author of Needs-Based Evan- gelism, a book on the task of effective evangelism today, has founded and served as Chairman of the Large Church Initiative of the United Methodist Church for fourteen years, and served as Executive Direc- tor of CUGM, an ecumenical fellowship of pastors of larger churches created by Robert Schuler. He has also served as National Chairman of Missions Evangelism for the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church. He has been actively involved in starting churches across Russia and is presently serving as the Evangelism Chairman for the Oklahoma Methodist Church. Dr. Pierson and his wife, Delia, have six grown children and live in Tulsa, Oklahoma.