"No story has power, nor will it last, unless we feel in ourselves that it is true and true of us." After noting this quote from John Steinbeck's classic novel East of Eden, Steven D. Mathewson writes that Bible stories should "lure people into real-life dramas where they run smack into God's assessment of their lives." But too often we reduce stories to a list of principles or commands, robbing them of their rich complexity and ability to touch our lives in a deep way.
This 22-page resource is designed to help you better teach and preach the BIble's stories, and to better communicate our role in the story of God.
NOTE: You have permission to make up to 1,000 copies of this resource to be distributed in a church or educational setting.
This Resource contains all of the following:
Once Upon a Story
Four guidelines for bringing the story to life.
Stories are for Adults
How to communicate biblical narratives to adults.
Authority and Story
How can a story be authoritative?
Fundamentals of Genre
How literary style affects the interpretation of Scripture.
From B.C. to 11 A.M.
Teach Old Testament narratives with accuracy and power.
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