Shaped by the Story

Shaped by the StoryShaped 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
  • Age Range Adult; Teen/Youth
  • Brand Echo the Story
  • ISBN 9781451469424
  • Publisher Sparkhouse
  • Publication Date Oct 16, 2013


Chapter One

Table of Contents

Part One: My Bible Storying Journey
       1.  Programs and Pep Rallies
       2.  Exposition & Stand-Up Comedy
       3.  Speaking the Same Language
       4.  The Storying Experiment
       5.  Echoing the Story
Part Two: Why Bible Storying Connects
       6.  The Power of Stories
       7.  Dissecting and Distilling
       8.  Turning the Diamond
       9.  Storying and Learning
Part Three: How to Lead Bible Storying
     10.  Developing Bible Storying
     11.  The Bible Storying Process
     12.  Leading an Effective Dialogue
Conclusion: Beginning Your Storying Adventure
      A.  Twelve Story Bible Overview
      B.  Sample Scripture
      C.  Developing a Bible Storying Narrative Worksheet
      D.  Developing a Bible Storying Questions Worksheet
      E.  Creating an Environment for Bible Storying
      F.  Providing Creative Options
      G.  Simple Bible Storying Session: Creation
      H.  Bible Storying in Africa by John Witte
       I.  Recommended Bible Storying Resources

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