I recently finished A Day with a Perfect Stranger, David Gregory's sequal to Dinner with a Perfect Stranger.
Both of these little books are outstanding stories that inspire faith.
In the first book (Dinner), Nick Cominsky accepts a strange dinner invitation -- and ultimately realizes that he's spent the evening conversing with Jesus. There's a lot of insightful dialogue, and plenty of humor. No wonder it has been a breakaway bestseller!
The second book (Day) featuring Nick's skeptical wife, Matty, is equally as good:
A devoted mother who feels abandoned by her workaholic husband, Mattie Cominsky gives her life meaning by investing herself in her two-year-old daughter and her graphic-arts business. Exasperated by her husband’s sudden new obsession with Jesus, she views an out-of-town business trip as a welcome opportunity to reflect on her marriage—and to decide if it’s time to put an end to this painfully unrewarding relationship.
Aboard the plane, Mattie is relieved to find herself seated next to a passenger who shares her scorn for religion. After she confides her husband’s unexpected turn, their conversation soon leads to a fascinating exploration of spirituality, God, and the quest for meaningful connection.
I believe that folks who are interested in teaching theology, ought to consider using a similar format.
Storytelling is, of course, the method Jesus used!