RESOURCES

Most Helpful Books:
 
 
Terry, J O. 
Basic Bible Storying: Preparing and Presenting Bible Stories for Evangelism, Discipleship, Training, and Ministry  Rev. ed. Fort Worth, Tex.: Church Starting Network, ©2008
 
 
Novelli, Michael. 
Shaped by the Story: Discover the Art of Bible Storying
 2nd ed. Minneapolis, MN: Sparkhouse Press, 2013.
 
 
Willis, Avery T., and Mark Snowden. 
Truth That Sticks: How to Communicate Velcro Truth in a Teflon World
 Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2010.
 
 
 
Thompson, Curt. 
Anatomy of the Soul: Surprising Connections between Neuroscience and Spiritual Practices That Can Transform Your Life and Relationships
 Carol Stream, IL: SaltRiver, ©2010
 
 
 
Haven, Kendall F. 
Story Proof: The Science Behind the Startling Power of Story.  Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2007.
 
These books were also helpful:
 
Dillon, Christine. 

Telling the Gospel through Story: Evangelism That Keeps Hearers Wanting More

. Downers Grove, Illinois: IVP Books, 2012.

 

Goheen, Michael W. 

A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story.

Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, ©2011.

 

Jennings, Timothy R. 

The God-Shaped Brain: How Changing Your View of God Transforms Your Life

. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2013.

 

Lee-Thorp, Karen. 

How to Ask Great Questions: Guide Your Group to Discovery with These Proven Techniques

. Colorado Springs, Colo.: NavPress, ©1998.

 

Putman, Jim, and Bobby Harrington. Discipleshift: Five Steps That Help Your Church to Make Disciples Who Make Disciples. Exponential Series. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013

On-line Resources 

Christian sources listed first, followed by secular sources. There are many more, but I have found these to be helpful.

 

https://www.bibletelling.org/

Website of John Walsh who has developed the whole Bible as story, testimonies, training events, Bible story downloads. A good source as you begin to use story.

 

http://www.btstories.com/

Another John Walsh website devoted to help you tell Bible stories. He has indexed stories of the Bible with original text and options to hear the story on audio or watch a video of the story being told. Also has video with information on story insights and maps. Index is useful to find categories to organize your own story sets.

 

https://thebibleproject.com/

The Bible project is a non-profit organization devoted to developing visual storytelling. May download their videos for free from this website or view them on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=read+scripture

 

 

http://storyingthescriptures.com/

Website for Christine Dillion. Has blog, video, training opportunities, and preaching helps for Biblical storytelling.

 

http://www.discipleshift.org/

This is Jim Putnam’s discipleship site. It is more about discipling in small groups, but Putnam’s church, Real Life Ministries does use Biblical storytelling in their groups.

 

http://www.winebrenner.edu/Portals/47/Documents/DMin%20Projects/Frisch%20dissertation%20Final,%20Final%207-21-10.pdf

A dissertational paper on

Storytelling: A Source for Reducing Biblical Illiteracy

by Jaclynn Krum Frish

 

http://www.wciujournal.org/uploads/files/Dinkins.pdf

An article by Larry Dinkins in the William Carey International Development Journal, on

Objections and Benefits of an Oral Strategy for Bible Study and Teaching.

 

http://jgrcommunications.com/the-real-science-to-how-storytelling-affects-the-brain/

The Real Science to How Storytelling Affects the Brain  written by JGR Communications who is a corporate communication consultation firm in Edmonton and Calgary, Canada.

 

http://touch.network/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/The-Impact-of-Storytelling.pdf

The Impact of Storytelling, Written by the Touch Network, a British non-profit organization who tells stories of everyday people overcoming obstacles in their lives.

 

http://info.arielgroup.com/blog/storytelling-works-science/

Why Storytelling Works: The Science

by Alyssa Galeros Keefe of The Ariel Group an international training firm that offers leadership and communication courses.

Bibliography for PDF Documents 

Brueggemann, Walter,

Finally Comes the Poet: Daring Speech for Proclamation, Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1989.

Haven, Kendall F. 

Story Proof: The Science Behind the Startling Power of Story Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2007.

Lee-Thorp, Karen, 
How to Ask Great Questions: Guide Your Group to Discovery with These Proven Techniques,
Colorado Springs, Colo.: NavPress, 1998.
 
National Center for Educational Statistics,

https://nces.ed.gov/naal/kf_demographics.asp

 accessed June 20, 2017.

 

 Nouwen, Henri, Bread for the Journey, 
San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1997.
           
Novelli, Michael. 

Shaped by the Story: Discover the Art of Bible Storying 2nd ed. Minneapolis, MN: Sparkhouse Press, 2013.

Peterson,Eugene,

Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places: A Conversation in Spiritual Theology, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2005.

Putman, Jim,

Real Life Small Group Rules, http://www.discipleshift.org/articles/12-guidelines-your-small-group-leader-needs-to-be-successful

accessed June 23, 2017.

 

Statistic Brain,

http://www.statisticbrain.com/number-of-american-adults-who-cant-read/

 accessed June 20, 2017.

 

Terry, J O. 

Basic Bible Storying: Preparing and Presenting Bible Stories for Evangelism, Discipleship, Training, and Ministry

 Rev. ed. Fort Worth, Tex.: Church Starting Network, ©2008.
 
Thompson, Curt. 

Anatomy of the Soul: Surprising Connections between Neuroscience and Spiritual Practices That Can Transform Your Life and Relationships. Carol Stream, IL: SaltRiver, ©2010.

 
Willis, Avery T., and Mark Snowden. 

Truth That Sticks: How to Communicate Velcro Truth in a Teflon World, . Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2010.

T. Wright, How Can the Bible Be Authoritative? http://ntwrightpage.com/Wright_Bible_Authoritative.htm accessed June 20, 2017.