This is an update:
It is in production. We wanted to give you a sample of the kind of short stories that comprise Small Things, Big Things.
I have been a Storyteller for some time. As one old storyteller put it, “Everything I tell you is true, or could be true.” Well, this book is replete with absolutely true stories. These stories are about the people I have had the honor to serve as pastor. Churches called me to teach them the Gospel, but, as I have come to expect, the People of God have much more to teach me. And they have. This book is about discovering God in everyday places. It is a gentle guide to God’s presence in our most difficult days.
A Sample of the Soon-Coming Audible Book
An AUDIBLE Sample: Small Things, Big Things: Everyday Stories of God’s Grace by Michael A. Milton
A pleasure to read. Warm, encouraging, inspiring, and uplifting.Sally Lloyd-Jones, author of The Jesus Storybook Bible
I have used several means to communicate truth through story, including, music, lyrics, sermons, writing, preaching, and—one of my favorite ways—letters to our students and letters to our congregation.
In 2009 I was approached by P&R Publishing Company to put some of those stories down as a collection for the book. We gathered selected stories, real-life letters to our congregations, and arrange them around the theme, “where did you discover God today?” The book is filled with stories like a child’s question about where dogs go when they die, to funny but painful incidents like the train ride from Scotland to London when the “flying wooden ducks” targeted my head. These crafty wooden ducks, which my wife had purchased, and placed in the overhead storage, came shooting out of their nest, landing, firmly, on my head: Not once, but twice. There’s also a story about mincemeat pie, Christmas, Grace, how Marylu Baxter’s cinnamon roles saved my soul, forgiveness, and placing the mystery of suffering at the foot of the cross. Each story contains an answer to the question, “Where did you find God today?” Many have used these as both bedtime stories, and family devotionals.
We have had several inquiries about storytelling in audio. We are thankful to announce that this book was selected as a book of the month by one of the clubs out there and was released as a hardcover as well as a paper back. It is now undergoing preparation for an audio version; to be published on Audible.com. I thought I would give you the heads-up on that coming audio version of the book, and also remind you that the book is out there still in print. It may be good reading for you as you come out of the long winter COVID-19. It might even spark you to tell some stories of your own.
When I saw that Small Things Big Things was being released as a series of essays and sermons by Milton, I was eager to read more of his work. Book in hand, I savored each chapter, one a day. Milton’s writing style is as poetic as prose can get, and nostalgia, theology, and a passion for Christ all rolled into one.Jen, a seminary wife, Orlando, Florida
Get the Book: Audible Version Coming Soon
Here is a video produced by the publisher, P&R Publishing Company, that gives an overview of the book:
Here is a link to several online purchasing options:
We will never learn to find God in ordinary life until we are taught by someone who has. Mike Milton has been finding God in the ordinary from his first childhood day of poverty in Louisiana, in everything from cinnamon rolls to Old Spice, from hollyhocks to hurricanes. With a pastor’s heart, he obviously longs for us to find Him as well.Michael Card, award-winning Singer Songwriter, author, Bible teacher
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