Hot Illustrations for Youth Talks 4: Another 100 Attention-getting Tales, Narratives & Stories with a Message

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Harper Collins, 2001 - Religion - 190 pages
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Even the greatest teachers know that nothing teaches like a great story. Which is why you're holding in your hands yet another collection of 100 stories, parables, and anecdotes for youth group talks--the fourth installment of the best-selling Hot Illustrations for Youth Talks series compiled by Wayne Rice. These imaginative, thoughtful, read-'em-off-the-page yarns are perfect for bringing youth talks to life, whether your stage is Sunday school, camps and retreats, small groups . . . even parent meetings! These all-new, teenager-tested tales are straight from the 'Illustrations That Always Work' files of veteran youth workers such as-- Kara Powell Rick Bundschuh Sonny Salsbury Tim Timmons Les Christie Chuck Wysong Darrel Pearson --and many others! Whatever your talk is about--salvation or self-image, adversity or alcohol, marriage or missions, God or greed--you're sure to find the perfect illustration for it in these pages. PLUS, you'll get-- A topical index to all illustrations Tips, strategies, and guidelines for choosing and using these anecdotes Suggestions at the end of each story for ways to tie it into your teaching Dive into more than a year's worth of spiritually rich narratives that will enliven your teaching and help make God's truth a little more concrete for your students.
 

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Contents

Addictions
9
Alphabetical list of illustrations
10
Pull Buddy
23
Gratitude
28
Dead or Alive?
30
The Stonecutter
35
Real Pearls
37
Whats Your Excuse?
43
The Inheritance
77
A Little Problem
81
Let There Be Peace
85
Lashed to the Mast
88
Only a Prayer
95
Let There Be Peace
102
Humility
107
Influence
144

Clever Hans
49
The CPR Class
55
Timmys Flower
62
Do You Know Me?
68
Old Habits
75
43
153
93
161
Contributors
190
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About the author (2001)

Wayne Rice is founder and director of Understanding Your Teenager (UYT), an organization serving parents of teens and pre-teens. He is adjunct professor of youth ministry at Bethel Theological Seminary (San Diego) and at North American Baptist Seminary in Sioux Falls. He lives with his wife in Lakeside, CA.

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