Candles in the Dark: A Treasury of the World's Most Inspiring Parables

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Wiley, Sep 12, 2002 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 237 pages
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Profound insight and wisdom from the world’s great cultures, and religious traditions

"Through the use of a story, you can understand even the deepest truths." These words, taken from a Jewish parable, underscore the power of Candles in the Dark. This exquisite collection of profound and enlightening parables contains the wisdom and insight of the world’s great religions, philosophies, and cultural traditions. In these stories, you’ll find spiritual inspiration and practical guidance to help you cope with life’s many problems and conflicts.

Christian and Buddhist, Jewish and Islamic, African and Native American, ancient and modern parables: these wonderfully diverse and entertaining stories address every aspect of life, from family issues to personal freedom, from money problems to the power of friendship. They will help you discover truth, beauty, and satisfaction within yourself and in the world around you. The lessons they teach will deepen your understanding of basic human and spiritual truths and increase your ability to:

  • Live a life of faith, hope, and love
  • Appreciate the beauty that surrounds you
  • Embrace the freedom to live your life
  • Seek and find guidance
  • Discover strength in a virtuous life
  • Encourage others who are in need

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About the author (2002)

TODD OUTCALT is pastor of the University Heights United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is the author of nine previous books, including Before You Say "I Do’’ and The Best Things in Life Are Free. Outcalt’s articles have appeared in many magazines, including Bride’ s , The Door, Leader, and Karamu.

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