We cannot live by bread alone; we must have stories. Masquerading as windows through which we peek into the lives of others, stories are most often mirrors in which we see ourselves and our world. While being entertained, we are taught how and how not to live. O'Brien's collection in Would Moses Throw a Chair? will resonate with all who are fascinated by the power of stories to connect, reveal, and enchant.
James Randall O'Brien is an author, pastor, speaker, former professor and provost of Baylor University, and president emeritus of Carson-Newman University. A native of the storytelling South, he grew up in McComb, Mississippi, playing baseball, fishing, and swapping yarns. O'Brien is a graduate of Yale Divinity School, the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and Mississippi College; he is also a decorated Vietnam War veteran, husband to his college sweetheart, and father of three adult children and five grandchildren. He and his wife, Kay, live in Ames, Iowa.