Stories for Your Spirit is a collection of short stories written to stimulate the soul, engage the imagination, and touch the heart. The stories, written in the tradition of oral storytelling, are wonderful when shared with others or in moments of quite reflection. Stories for Your Spirit allows you to connect with the action, making it feel real and letting you experience the characters as they leap off the page.
Richard P. Matthews is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. In the small town of Bristol, New Hampshire, he inspired a group of teenagers to create Rocka ~N Worship, which grew from eight teenagers to over 100 in the first year. Richard also founded the International Church of Lund, Sweden, where he began his ministry of storytelling in 1997. Richard travels throughout Europe and North America with the Living Bible StoriesA. Richard did his graduate work in theatre at Northwestern University and the University of Utah. His professional theatre credentials include acting, directing, and playwriting. Richard received the Sam S. Schubert Playwriting Fellowship award for his play Hosea. He is published in Swedish and English and is the author of Stories for Your Spirit Vol. I, and the a oeRevitalizing Worshipa ? series which were published in Cross Currents in 2003. Richard is now the director of RevitalizingMinistries.