Named as one of the top ten living preachers by Newsweek, this soft-spoken preacher has for more than three decades enlightened, delighted, compelled, and, most of all, engaged his listeners with his stories.
Now, published for the first time, this collection of more than two hundred of Fred Craddock's stories tells in his own words of his childhood in western Tennessee, his days as a seminary student and professor, his pastorates, his experiences as husband and father, and his many travels. Through these personal stories, recollections, and parables from everyday life, we get a glimpse of Fred Craddock and his proclamation of the gospel.
Colleagues and students of Dr. Craddock will read these stories with fond memories of the man who told them and of his unique style of interpreting the gospel. For others it will be a lesson in preaching, a wealth of sermon ideas, and insight into living the Word.