The great chassidic stories are the best entry into the movement's rich spiritual, moral, and intellectual core. Chassidism's greatest thinkers have used its tales to captivate their listeners and then introduce them to the thought-world of the Baal Shem Tov and his spiritual heirs. In this time-honored craft, Rabbi Twerski has few peers. In his hands, stories are not just stories they are precision tools that teach and enlighten, that heal and encourage. Not Just Stories is a milestone book. You will read it over and over again for the stimulation of its message and the sheer joy of its text!