Story. It’s the most powerful way to communicate. Jesus understood this. That’s why He so often chose to communicate truth through parables.
This is a book of stories that are telling in what they reveal about God, all told by a master storyteller. Brian Summerall’s tales of late-night dorm raids, college probation, high school awkwardness, and backstage passes will find you laughing. Others will bring you to tears. Whether they are stories of family, fame, adventure, pain, loss, miracles, or relationships,all of these stories reveal a God who is extravagant in His love for us.
As the author says, “I’m praying that as you engage in these stories that life- changing decisions will be made. God decisions. Do me a favor. Pick up the book. Find a quiet place to read. Let me tell you a story.”
You’ll be glad you did!
BRIAN SUMMERALL has been on Young Life staff for over 30 years serving in various leadership and training roles. He is a frequent speaker at banquets and Young Life camps across the country. He loves his Baylor Bears and Texas Rangers and also spends his free time worrying his forehead is getting
big enough one day to sell advertising space on. Brian lives in Dallas with his wife, Michele, his two sons, David and Daniel, and his Chihuahua, Annie.
"I’m excited to order Telling Stories for our leaders, committee, and donors . christian Brian is a great story teller and I love the way he thinks about life, people and Jesus!” - Jason Archer, Young Life
"The art of telling a story is a lost one. One needs to look no further than this wonderful book, Telling Stories, by Brian Summerall, to find it recaptured. Put one more gift under the tree this Christmas for your leaders and staff. Buy Telling Stories today! - Craig Hutchinson, Young Life College
"I had the great privilege of editing and publishing “The Diaries of Jim Rayburn” and “Letters to a Young Life Leader” by Bob Mitchell. I am happy to add “Telling Stories” by Brian Summerall to that list. This is a great book and it will be a blessing to all who read it; it certainly has been to me. Like Brian, it is funny, insightful, and encouraging. As a former staff person myself I know “Telling Stories” will be a great gift for leaders, donors, committee, and even kids. It’s not a “Young Life book” — Brian wrote it with a general audience in mind — but since Brian has been on staff for decades, it has a real Young Life sensibility to it. Giving this book to someone is like giving them a little bit of Young Life. I am really excited about this book! - Kit Sublett, Whitecaps Media