Robert Fergusson, sought-after speaker and Hillsong teaching pastor (where he has been based for the last 30 years), unveils the art to storytelling in his upcoming book, "Are You Getting This?" Out Oct. 30, 2020 via SHOUT! Publishing, the title is available for preorders now.
If Fergusson were to tell you a story, whether from a church platform or in the confines of the seat next to you on an airplane, you would undoubtedly listen - and undeniably be changed. That's because he has been effectively telling stories for the past 45 years and believes that there is a priceless significance gained when you discern and absorb the age-old practice.
A practical guide to discovering the storytelling method that has given Fergusson his platform, "Are You Getting This?" unpacks how stories pass on gathered wisdom, reveal much about a person's identity, convey responsibility, instill values and uncover truth.
Fergusson believes that storytelling is the key to conveying life lessons and illustrating the importance of moral values. Not just a primer for preachers and teachers, "Are You Getting This?" is an effective tool for everyone, from business leaders who want to learn how to communicate effectively with their team; to parents who want to know how and why they should tell stories to their children.
"Wherever you find yourself in life, I believe this book is going to encourage, instruct, and inform you about how you can fulfill your life's purpose," says Fergusson. "'Are You Getting This?' is my redemptive story, and I hope the lessons I've learned along the way can help you on your journey to rediscover a love for learning and teaching, the importance of impartation, and the eternal truths found in the greatest story ever told."
About Robert Fergusson
Robert Fergusson has been part of the teaching team at Hillsong Church for the last 30 years. He is English by birth, Australian by choice and European by taste. He has seven growing grandchildren, three married children and one patient wife. He is a biologist by training, but dislikes the color green. He is a teacher by calling, but hates marking. He loves travelling, reading, photography and coffee. For over 40 years, he has taught people how to live in order to please God. He and his wife currently live in the parrot-filled suburbs of Sydney.