GIVEAWAY: Teaching Through the Art of Storytelling by Jon Huckins

What is it…

It’s the first book by my friend and co-author, Jon Huckins. If you’ve ever thought of integrating fictional storytelling into your teaching this is the book you need. (You realize this is what Jesus did with the whole parable thing, right? Yeah, totally biblical.) It’s a great resource– it flew under the radar a bit because he was a first-time author.

Who is Jon…

I first met Jon a couple years ago when I was in Berkeley, CA promoting NYWC. He came to a lunch we hosted and we met briefly. Then a few months later he moved down to San Diego to work with Nieucommunities in Golden Hill. Since August he and I have shared office space, done some life together, and worked our tails off on the Good News in the Neighborhood curriculum. Later this summer I’m fully stepping into Jon’s world by going on his trip to the West Bank. (More on this later.)

Why I like it…

  1. I think fictional storytelling is a vastly under-developed communication skill. Even if you don’t use it as a primary teaching tool you need to have this in your bag.
  2. This is right out of his ministry. This isn’t an idea that Jon had and he built content around it to support the idea. This started as something he refined in his ministry and then became a book. He’s sharing his secret weapon for capturing the hearts of hard-to-reach teenagers. You need this.

How you can get it…

BUY IT. Head over to Jon’s site and pick up a copy. (Also available on Amazon)

WIN IN. Leave a comment to this post by midnight tonight (May 22nd) and you’ll be entered to win a free copy of Jon’s book.

By Adam McLane

Kristen and Adam live in the San Diego neighborhood of Rolando with their three children.

25 replies on “GIVEAWAY: Teaching Through the Art of Storytelling by Jon Huckins”

Definitely sounds like something I desperately need to read! My messages have been missing that dynamic that draws people in.

I’m so pumped for this book. I just got another story-telling book (The Story Factor by Annette Simmons) and I wish I would have known about this one. I would like to read one with a ministry spin rather than that! 

I dont currently use story-telling in my ministry, but Id be interesting in this to find out more. Sounds awesome. I am al

As your friendly neighborhood office gatekeeper, I demand you give me this book. Just kidding, but would love a copy to give to my totally awesome pastor-in-training boyfriend.

If I win it, I’ll give it to someone who really would enjoy it like I did.  See, I already have an “autographed” copy on my bookshelf…..

Thanks for the good word, Adam!  And appreciate all you commenters…quit entertaining!  Feel free to get in touch with me any time if you have questions about the book, storytelling, basket weaving or any other extremely important issues.  My contact info is here on my website:

I’ve heard of this book, it sounds really great! Would love to have a copy to use with our youth group 🙂

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