A well-told story can be motivational and inspirational, especially when it's framed in familiar language that everyone can relate to. Constance Berg draws on her gift for storytelling to deliver modern parables that reach across cultural, class, gender, and social lines. Berg's collection of tales illustrating biblical passages from Cycle A of the Revised Common Lectionary will touch your soul. Her stories are clear and easily understood -- not only by those in the pew, but by anyone looking for insightful devotional reading.
"Constance Berg is a storyteller. Not too saccharine, not too neat, her stories have the ring of real life -- and real hope. Her writing is as strong as her faith, and the two make a blessed combination."
Associate Editor, "Tallahassee Democrat"
"Constance Berg's reflections based on the liturgical cycle of readings are insightful and refreshing. Written from the heart, they bring the Word of God into life's everyday experiences and give readers a fresh perspective of God at work in his human creations. Berg's ability to see God in the every day makes the scriptures come to life."
Vice President, Technical Resources/Facilities Operations, Paramount Studios
Los Angeles, California
"The material in this book will give insights to those who need encouragement and hope for daily problems in life.... Constance Berg has a flair for using simple illustrations and making them meaningful."
Barbara Johnson (The "Christian Erma Bombeck")
Best-selling author and speaker
"Writing from a wealth of experience, a depth of emotion and a gift of spiritual insight, Constance Berg's Lectionary Tales from the Pulpit once again touch readers' and listeners' hearts. These stories wonderfully weave a tapestry that enables the preacher to connect the weekly texts to the lives of parishioners in touching, powerful ways."
Rev. David Brobston
Pastor, St. James Lutheran Church
"Constance Berg's conversational style of writing immediately invites you to become part of the story; the characters seem to be lifelong friends.... The stories are woven together with images of how God's story is connected to our story."
Rev. Philip T. Tonnesen
Bishop's Staff, North Carolina Synod, ELCA
Constance Berg, a former missionary to Chiapas (Mexico), holds degrees from California State University and Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, and has done graduate work at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.