Twice Upon a Time Author:Donald D. McCall The human spirit possessed with the Word of God has always reached out for some method of expressing that Word, whether it be through parables, fables, allegories, or aphorisms. This need to communicate the gospel is the constant challenge of the classroom, the primary purpose of the pulpit, and a real responsibility of parents in the nurturing ... more »of Christian discipleship in their children.
The most familiar fables today are those of Aesop, which originated in the centuries before Christ when Greece was the dominant civilization. These fictitious tales were designed to illustrate some maxim of conduct or some truth of life, which is the purpose and intent of this book. These fables can also be used as introductions to passages in the Word of God, in projecting the ideas of the fables into the ideals of biblical thought.
Truly, God spoke "once upon a time," yes, even "twice upon a time," and the wonder of it all is that we may still perceive new meanings in the Word once spoken for all mankind.« less