Touching the Heart: Tales for the Human Journey

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Twenty-Third Publications, 2007 - Performing Arts - 264 pages
No one can write about storytelling like Father Bill Bausch. Both his words and his stories are compelling, convincing, and completely absorbing. Here in this landmark work, which he insists is his last, his goal is to help readers see the centrality of stories, to read and hear Scripture as story and not as history, and to learn to enrich and expand their lives by looking at the ?story behind the story.? He wants to break readers out of the literalism that constricts their spiritual and social lives, so they might gain an appreciation of metaphor and symbol and the ?sacramentality? of the world.

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Chapter Two Tellers Types and Techniques
Chapter Three The Healing Power of Stories
Chapter Four Stories and the Moral Lives
Chapter Five Stories for
Chapter Six Stories for
Chapter Seven Nursery Rhymes
Chapter Nine The Tale of Two Stories
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William J. Bausch is a retired priest of the Diocese of Trenton, New Jersey

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