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Stories of the Human Spirit

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Stories of the Human Spirit

Written by John Shea

Video -- ACTA Publications -- September 2008

On DVD for the first time ever, Stories of the Human Spirit showcases 18 stories taken from John Shea's bestselling book The Legend of the Bells and Other Tales. Each story can be played with or without a filmed introduction and reflection by John Shea.

Performed by professional actors and actresses, video renditions of John Shea's beloved stories include:

  • The Antique Watch
  • The Woman and the Kid in Lincoln Park
  • The Man on the Ox

In segments lasting three to nine minutes, these fascinating tales come to life and touch the heart.

John Shea

John (Jack) Shea is a theologian and storyteller who lectures nationally and internationally on storytelling in world religions, faith-based health care, contemporary spirituality, and the spirit at work movement. Formerly, he was a professor of systematic theology and the Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, a research professor at the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University of Chicago, and the Advocate Healthcare Senior Scholar in Residence at the Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith and Ethics. He has also taught at the University of Notre Dame and Boston College.

He has published thirteen books of theology and spirituality and two books of poetry. His latest three books are Gospel Light: Jesus Stories for Spiritual Consciousness (Crossroad, 1997), Elijah at the Wedding Feast and Other Tales (Acta, 1999), and Spirituality and Health Care: Reaching Toward a Holistic Future (Park Ridge Center, 2000). He is presently at work on a four volume series that will provide literary/spiritual interpretations of the Sunday gospels. These interpretations — The Spiritual Wisdom of the Gospels for Christian Preachers and Teachers — will be a resource for lectionary based preaching and teaching.

Format: DVD
Product code: AP573
Dimensions: 5½" x 7½"
ACTA Publications
ISBN: 9780879463762
Written by John Shea