With the PublishPress Blocks plugin, the Content Display Block can display your posts. Several layouts are available including Grid, Blog, Masonry, Newspaper, Slider and more. Content filters include category selection, Number of post/products, column numbers and many extra.
The Slider view allows you to show the featured images prominently with text on top of the image. Viewers can scroll through the stories.
Here is a demo of the Slider view in the Content Display block: