Gotta Minute?
60-Second Stories That Speak of Life and Faith
Gary L. Carver

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 0788029606
Size: 6x9
Pages: 258
Known for his famous sixty-second stories about faith and God’s love, Gary Carver compiles some of his favorite one-minute sermons into this book to teach those who need to understand the love of God the most. “God has given to me the gift to see stories in the everyday lives of people, and the love of telling these stories, that people just like you may see spiritual truth.” In this world of varying beliefs and arguments, Carver wants to remind Christians of what it truly means to follow God and to understand what Jesus’ sacrifice means for each of us.

Although his messages are short, they are deep and full of love, showing that we all have a bit of God in us. Throughout his pastoral career, Carver encountered a slew of unique people, preachers and laypersons alike — each with their own unique depiction of our God. Through each of his stories, Carver details exactly what God wants from us as his disciples, regardless of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, social class, political party or religion — the mandate to love your neighbors, no matter what.

Suitable for sermon illustrations and including appropriate scripture references, Carver’s one-minute messages include:
  • Fall Down, Get Up (1 John 1:5-10)
  • Brought Father Lunch (1 Corinthians 12:1-27)
  • Procrastinator’s Club (1 Thessalonians 5:1-11)
  • Christ in My Son (Romans 9:28-30)

Gary Carver retired after 53 years in the pastorate.  He served the First Baptist Church and the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Pastor Carver is a graduate of Samford University (B.A.) and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M. Div. and. Min.), and has done additional graduate study at the Candler School of Theology with Fred Craddock and Harvard Divinity School with Harvey Cox. He has authored numerous titles for CSS Publishing. His radio and TV ministry “Gotta Minute?” has been running almost continuously for 35 years.