Jackson Day is an experienced author who believes in the power of stories to teach truth. After retiring from Christian ministry at age 62, he says he “recycled” himself into a storyteller.
“My goal is that everyone be entertained with some good stories, and that those who are spiritually sensitive would hear a word from God,” he writes.
Day’s previous books include, “Preaching with Storytelling” and “Key Bible Stories,” both of which are resources for Bible storytelling. In one of his more recent works, “Parable Seeds: Second Sowing,” Day returns to this fertile ground.
“Each story found in this book contains a seed of what one should believe or how one should behave,” he writes in the foreword.
Some of the stories are drawn from his own life and family. Others are imagined as parables, but each brings to light a truth that can be shared with others. For example, Day looks at a well-known Bible story from the perspective of a young donkey selected by two men to fulfill the request of their master.
The colt has an extraordinary journey carrying a man through crowds cheering “Hosanna,” and he later tells others how the people cheered for him. But the next week, when he makes the same journey without the man riding on his back, no one notices him. As the colt returns home disappointed, he asks his mother what happened.
Day concludes with her response: “Son, without Jesus, you’re just a donkey.”
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