Michael Williams (1951?2018) was a United Methodist pastor who served in the Tennessee Conference for over 40 years. He was a pastor of several churches in the Nashville area, most recently West End United Methodist, before retiring in 2017. The author of numerous articles, stories, poems, plays, and books, he served as general editor of *The Storyteller's Companion to the Bible** series from Abingdon Press. Michael was a preacher, writer, poet, storyteller, playwright, and teacher. He was a featured storyteller at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee, and became the Storyteller in Residence at Martin Methodist College after his retirement.
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Spoken into Being

Divine Encounters Through Story  
Michael E. Williams
"Tell me a story." Countless parents and grandparents have heard that request from children. People of all ages are captivated by a good story. Storytelling helps us makes sense of the events of our lives, the world around us, and God. When we tell stories, we speak a world into being—just as God did in the creation accounts in the book of Genesis. "Everyone is a storyteller," says author Michael Williams. You don't have to be a professional storyteller to be able to tell good stories. In thi...

Spoken into Being

Divine Encounters Through Story  
Michael E. Williams
"Tell me a story." Countless parents and grandparents have heard that request from children. People of all ages are captivated by a good story. Storytelling helps us makes sense of the events of our lives, the world around us, and God. When we tell stories, we speak a world into being—just as God did in the creation accounts in the book of Genesis. "Everyone is a storyteller," says author Michael Williams. You don't have to be a professional storyteller to be able to tell good stories. In thi...

Spoken into Being

Divine Encounters Through Story  
Michael E. Williams
"Tell me a story." Countless parents and grandparents have heard that request from children. People of all ages are captivated by a good story. Storytelling helps us makes sense of the events of our lives, the world around us, and God. When we tell stories, we speak a world into being—just as God did in the creation accounts in the book of Genesis. "Everyone is a storyteller," says author Michael Williams. You don't have to be a professional storyteller to be able to tell good stories. In thi...