Item description for Tell Me a Story: The Role of Narrative in the Faith Life of Catholics by Fr. Robert J. Hater...
Overview One Sunday when Father Bob Hater invited his mother to comment on his well-constructed homily, she tactfully replied, "Bob, just tell stories!" That was the beginning of a journey of discovery for him: "Stories are powerful and effective. Everyone loves a story." In this enjoyable resource, Father Hater addresses the need to link personal experience with faith experiences by sharing our stories. His premise is that "story without basic belief lacks direction and basic belief without stor is lifeless." He clearly illustrates this relationship with sensitive and powerful narratives and describes it through the lends of faith, hope, and love. This volume is invaluable for all who wish to find God in their own life and faith stories.
Publishers Description Father Robert Hater strongly believes that ?story without basic belief lacks direction, and basic belief without story is lifeless.? He illustrates this relationship between story and Catholic belief with sensitive and powerful narratives, including the account of his own mother's death and its impact on him. This is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in conveying the story of Jesus and the church: pastors, homilists, catechetical leaders, catechists and teachers, parish ministers, and families, as well as all who wish to find God in their own stories.
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Fr. Robert Hater is a Cincinnati diocesan priest and the author of more than twenty-five books. He has studied, researched, and lectured on Catholic evangelization since the 1970s. He is a widely respected lecturer, having given keynote addresses and seminars in almost every state in the union, besides lecturing outside of the United States in the areas of spirituality, evangelization, catechesis, and ministry. He is professor emeritus at the University of Dayton and a professor of pastoral and systematic theology at the Athenaeum of Ohio in Cincinnati. Recipient of numerous honors and awards, he holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from St. John s University in New York"
Robert J. Hater currently resides in the state of Ohio.