Shaped by the Story

Shaped by the Story

After more than a decade in youth ministry, Michael Novelli felt like he’d tried everything to connect his students to the Bible. Then a missionary introduced him to the art of Bible storying--an imaginative way to engage in the scriptures through storytelling, creative reflection, and dialogue. He soon discovered that Bible storying was not only an effective teaching approach, but a powerful way to awaken people to new purpose and identity rooted in the biblical narrative. 
In 2012, Michael partnered with sparkhouse to create Echo the Story curriculum, based on his approach to Bible storying. Michael has seen people of all ages benefit from this imaginative way of encountering God through the Bible.
In this book you’ll find:

  • Methods for adapting Bible storying for varied contexts and ages
  • Testimonials from people using this approach with children, youth, and adults
  • Tools to create your own Bible storying narratives and dialogue questions
  • Details about the proven learning theories guiding this approach


  • Publisher Sparkhouse
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9781451469424
  • eBook ISBN 9781451472899
  • Brand Echo the Story
  • Age/Grade Range Adult; Teen/Youth
  • Publication Date October 16, 2013

Echo the Story 12

Experience the biblical narrative through storytelling, creative reflection, and dialogue. Echo the Story 12 is an overview of the Bible, from creation to the formation of the church.

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