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Speaking in Stories: Resources for Christian Storytellers

Speaking in Stories

Resources for Christian Storytellers

William R. White (Author)

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Why do we all like a good story? Stories give us joy, hope, visions of wonderful grace at work, says William White. But how can we learn to tell Christian stories? How can we find good story ideas? How can we make our stories interesting? Speaking in Stories is full of practical ideas on how to begin, what to avoid, how to use stories in classrooms, camps, churches. White's many examples of stories -- from the Bible, folktales, modern parables, for Christmas -- serve as a valuable resource as you weave your tales.
  • Publisher Augsburg Books
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780806619293
  • eBook ISBN 9781451420357
  • Dimensions 5.25 x 7.75
  • Pages 126
  • Publication Date January 1, 1982

Table of Contents

A Personal Journey

The Appeal of Storytelling
Stories Are Gospel Language
Stories Are a Living Language
Stories Give Joy

Learning to Tell Stories
An Intimate Art
How to Begin Telling Stories
What to Avoid in Storytelling

Where Can I Use Stories?
Stories in Education
Stories in Preaching
Storytelling and Camping

Telling Bible Stories
Methods of Telling Bible Stories
Stories: David and the Golden Age, Daniel and His Friends, The Prodigal Son

Stories for Christmas
Resources for Christmas Stories
Stories: the Juggler of God, A Legend for Christmas, A Refugee Christmas

Folktales, Fables, and Legends
Resources for Folktales
Stories: the Woman in Wood, For the Sake of the Animals, The Fisherman and His Wife, The Legend of St. Christopher, The Fowlers, The Wind and the Sun, The Blind Men and the elephant, The Stonecutter, Joshua and the Princess

Stories of Great Lives
Resources for Stories of Great Lives
Stories: Francis of Assisi, Teresa of Avila, Martin Luther, Martin of Tours, John XXIII, John Muir

Modern Stories and Parables
Resources for Modern Stories and Parables
Stories: The "Nosy Neighbor, The Good Child Award, Land Enough, The Butterfly, Silence

An Invitation to Storytelling

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