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Summary Truth That Sticks ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ama and dialog The TruthSticks strategy is a revolutionary approach using the DNA of the first century disciplemaking that will Use Bible Storying to effectively make disciples at all. This book is AWESOME I really think everyone should read it Particularly anyone interesting in teaching or ministry There are a lot of really interesting points on how people learn and the way to get information to stick in people s heads Normally I find informational books like this really boring but I read this one in a few days It has a great combination of metaphors story examples case studies and statisticsRead Truth That Sticks
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Summary Truth That Sticks ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Today in America half of the people won't or don't read that much Begin creatively transforming the lives of this generation by using first century methods of teaching'storytelling dr. Have you ever read a book that makes a convincing argument against your core convictions Truth That Sticks is that book for meAs a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ I whole heartedly affirm the truthfulness of the Bible I believe it is truth without any mixture of error But I would make a statement going beyond my affirmation of the Bible s inerrancy I believe the Bible is sufficient By that I mean that Word of God has its effect and stands on its own It does not reuire my clever or creative presentation to somehow make it relevant The truthfulness and spirituality of the Bible surpass the concept of cultural relevanceAvery Willis and Mark Snowden are men that would presumably affirm the inerrancy of Scripture as well They may also affirm the sufficiency of Scripture but in Truth That Sticks they make a case for orality that would cause me to uestion that affirmationWillis and Snowden make an iron clad case for orality as the primary or preferred learning style of most people By contrast most churches teach from a literary style which does not appeal to the oral preferenced masses As such they propose a system of transferring Biblical truth through storying This methodology reuires a leader who will faithfully present the truth of a biblical narrative in a conversational way They stress the importance of the story being faithful to the text of Scripture They answer objections by citing anecdotes mostly to those who would uestion if this waters down trust in the Bible or if stories get distorted in the tellingAs you probably can tell I m not fully convinced Though I must admit that I am still mulling over the concepts and am willing to try them I am currently testing this in my church s small groups as well teach through 1 Samuel They early results are positiveHere are my concerns about Willis and Snowden s arguments1 Their arguments sometimes seem to undermine a view of the sufficiency of Scripture They write God s truth is in the story but you have to gently open it up with uestions to make it come alive for the group When we use good uestions ordinary participants often come up with insights that even the commentaries leave out 69 What do they mean by God s truth is in the story While I believe the authors to be theologically conservative this statement frightens me It sounds a lot like the early liberal theologians that said Scripture contained truth and that we must remove the husk and get to the kernel If their argument is that we can help draw out discussion and insight among group members by asking good uestions I whole heartedly agree If they are arguing that sharing the Scripture via a story somehow makes it have a life that it would otherwise lack I fiercely object At best this is a poorly worded statement 2 Is orality the prescribed Biblical methodology They argue that Scripture was transmitted orally early on in the Old Testament period They write Yet I can find only three times in the Bible when God or Jesus wrote anything the Ten Commandments the handwriting on the wall in Daniel and when Jesus wrote in the sand in fro of the woman caught in adultery 37 While they don t fully flesh out this train of thought the implication seems to be that because God didn t write often He preferred orality over literary communication This argument does not give enough weight to the fact that God inspired the writing of His Word Galatians 44 tells us Yet in the fullness of time had come God sent forth his Son God sovereignly knew that He was sending forth Jesus in a time when the events could not be captured on film or with audio recording euipment the best ways to tell story He sent forth Christ when it would be recorded by hand in written form Since God sent Christ in that time it seems best to teach from His Word In fairness to the authors they do affirm that people who can read should read Scripture Should you use Bible storying exclusively Probably not with people who read well in fact the storying process causes people to want to study the Bible For most of us in America these two approaches are like the two blades of scissors One is effective when used with the other 1773 Do they inadvertently undermine preaching First Corinthians 121 tells us that God has ordained preaching as the means to save souls They seem to think that preaching is methodologically inferior4 How do you story prophecy or an epistle While huge chunks of Scripture are narrative and lend themselves easily to the storying methodology other books are letters and prophetic writings that don t seem to naturally lend themselves to the storying methodology Should those sections be ignored They do cite one church that storied Galatians but they did so by appealing to the book of Acts narrative I think this is the glaring deficiency of using only this methodology The epistles are there to build up the body of Christ No part of Scripture should be ignoredWhile these uestions are not the only ones Truth That Sticks raises in my mind they do help the reader see some of the issues I am working through In fairness this book has some incredibly redeeming ualities thus the 4 star rating These include the emphasis on multiplication the strong argument about the American culture being oral preference learners the emphasis on training leaders their understanding of how to shape worldviews and the many helpful nuggets on how to facilitate a small group through good uestionsIn my mind the jury is still out on the storying approach I am cautiously optimistic but for now I ll wait and see The authors write One very inuring phenomenon occurs among people who can read but prefer not to When they hear a Bible story told and engage the truth in dialogue they study their Bibles 109 To my thinking this would be ultimate success If I see this happen in our LifeGroups I will be sold 100% on the storying methodology as part of how we disciple people at CrossroadsIn the mean time I think you should read Truth That Sticks Don t miss the inherent irony of two noted authors and authorities on orality writing a book If nothing else reading Truth That Sticks made me think I like to read books that articulately challenge my presuppositions If my core convictions can t withstand articulate challenges then they aren t very sturdy Thanks to Avery Willis and Mark Snowden for their excellent work and their commitment to missions
- Truth That Sticks
- Avery T. Willis Jr.
- 03 September 2020