Learning from stories

April 14, 2012

I love learning, I love stories, and I love learning from stories. There’s nothing like being so captivated by a story that you lose track of time. Great stories can ignite emotions in the depths of one’s soul and unlock new ways of thinking–that’s why I love them so much. Here are some stories that I want to share with you:

1. Blue Like Jazz – I’ve always loved this book by Donald Miller and now I love the movie. Rarely ever do I love a movie as much as I love the book it was based on because I can be such a critic like that (don’t even ask me about The Hunger Games). But I thought this movie was awesome. The story is great because it’s real and relatable, and it’s told in such an authentic, fun, and beautiful way. Here’s the trailer:

2. The Power of Vulnerability by Brené Brown – I know this TED talk isn’t that new, but thanks to my friend, Laura, who recommended it, I finally got around to watching it. Perfect timing.

3. Listening to Shame by Brené Brown – Of course, I had to listen to the follow-up.

4. Real Security and the Call of God – This was a message preached by Timothy Keller in the church he leads in New York about the story of Abraham, which is one of my all-time favorite stories. How can I not be captivated by the journey of a man who stepped out of his comfort zone without knowing where he was going?

5. What I Learned About To-Do Lists from My Eight-Year-Old Son by Barry Hill, Jr. – This is a simple story with a powerful lesson. Great read.

6. Discover Your Dream: Kenton Beshore and Bob Goff – This was an event done at our church a couple of weeks ago. I loved the energy, and I took down notes like crazy. I always love the wisdom and conviction that our senior pastor, Kenton, brings to the table, and Bob Goff…what can I say. One of my favorite people, ever. If you’ve read Donald Miller‘s book, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, you’ll get a picture of how captivating and fun Bob Goff is. He’s an awesome storyteller.

Have you come across any great stories lately? Do share!

By Liz

Writer, blogger, strategist, communications specialist, doodler, traveler, adventurer, author/illustrator of Art to Feed the Heart, founder of Travelthecity.com, doer of random stuff.

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    Timothy Keller helped me today. Thanks for sharing, Liz!

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