Growing Toward God: Sacred Stories
Three noted writers, Maya Angelou, Frederick Buechner and James Carroll, recreate stories of their own lives, telling of their personal triumphs and tragedies in this presentation. Through their storytelling, they invite viewers to discover for themselves the presence of God, the healing power of memory, the value of telling secrets, and the possibilities of changing the future by forgiving the past. In the accompanying resource, you will learn to tell your faith stories, your community's stories and the sacred stories of the Bible.
Frederick Buechner shares the stories of his father's suicide which happened when he was ten years old, and his own relationship, forty years later, with his anorexic daughter.
James Carroll offers a memoir of his father and the bond between them that was threatened by the Vietnam war in "A Father and a Son"
Maya Angelou conjures up the people and images of her childhood world in Arkansas with "Mama & Uncle Willy."
This series incorporates a DVD and Resource Guide, which allows each segment’s teachings to be taught to a group or utilized for independent study. The Resource Guide presents a format for a nine session course and gives the course leader specific points of discussion, debate and activities for participants. An alternative model for conducting the course as a weekend retreat, with examples of daily schedules and activities is also included.