Fragments of Good News is a compilation of stories described by author David Bales as "fiction serving faith." Within each chapter, readers are introduced to characters in the midst of their daily lives as they struggle to understand God and how his teachings can lead to a better life. Although some characters are devout Christians, others are complete strangers to the faith, similar to the diversity of society.
Even though a majority of these tales are fictional, each chapter emphasizes the ways that God works in our lives, caring for us as a mother cares for her children. Each story concludes with a preaching point for worship leaders, to tie each particular story into sermons or discussions that teach about God's love for us all.
Bales has also included a discussion guide at the end of the book, which serves to help readers discuss the stories with others or by themselves. Discussing stories and experiences such as those presented in this book is a unique and efficient way to have readers from all walks of faith understand God and all that he does to take care of us.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy this collection of "sanctified imagination", no matter your faith or denomination. A handy index is included for reference throughout the three-year lectionary cycle.