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|Description:||224 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.|
|Contents:||Power of story --
Why storying? --
Learning from Biblical models --
Preparing a basic story set --
Choosing suitable stories --
Preparing stories from the Biblical text --
Sow and tell: getting out and using storying --
Getting started telling your story --
Leading discussion: the why and how --
Discussion dynamics --
Pass it on: training others --
Motivating trainees --
Adapting for specific contexts --
Evangelistic storying with different audiences --
Storying for Christian teaching --
Further discussion questions for basic story set --
Different kinds of Bible storying --
Checklist for training others --
Links so you can listen to sample stories.
Everybody loves a good story. In an age when prepackaged gospel formulations leave people cold, well-told Bible stories can be used powerfully by God to touch people's hearts and draw them to himself. After ministry in both Western and non-Western contexts, church planter Christine Dillon has discovered that Bible storying is far more effective than most other forms of apologetics or evangelistic presentations. In fact, non-Christians actually enjoyed storying and kept coming back for more. Storying provides solid biblical foundations so listeners can understand, apply and respond to the gospel, and then go on to fruitful maturity in God's service. This book includes practical guidance on how to shape a good story, how to do evangelism through storying and how to lead Bible discussions. With particular insights for trainers and those working in crosscultural contexts, this guide provides you with concrete steps for sharing the Story that everyone needs to hear.
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