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Ninety Biblical Story Lessons for Adults

Jim Roché

How would new, untrained Christians kindly and humbly introduce God to their non-Christian friends? What if neither the Christian nor the non-Christian could learn from printed materials such as pamphlets, books, or the Bible itself? What if the new Christian was usually alone and untrained in a community hostile to Christian beliefs? How could these new Christians continue the process of reproducing spiritual generations without first being fully taught themselves? The strategy offered here is to tell biblical stories that can be easily retold. Stories that revealed God's acts and perspectives leading to questions and discussion. Stories that caused new listeners to question their own beliefs. You're holding a collection of ninety stories designed to be retold by anyone--thirty Old Testament stories chronologically arranged from creation to the return from Israel's exile; thirty Gospel stories from the announcement of Jesus' birth to his ascension to heaven; and thirty stories from the New Testament from Pentecost to Jesus' return from heaven to earth. Each lesson is built upon the principles from Roche's first book, Biblical Storytelling Design: Understanding Why Oral Stories Work, but modeled and explained in this book.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publish Date: Mar 13rd, 2024
  • Pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.47in - 0.67lb
  • EAN: 9798385207183
  • Categories: Biblical Studies - Bible Study GuidesBiblical Studies - Exegesis & Hermeneutics

About the Author

Roché, Jim: - Jim Roche served for over six years as pastor of Christian education, fourteen years in Christian higher education, and seventeen years in Christian missions administration, the last four years as director of the Southern European Orality Project for Entrust mission. Roche authored Biblical Storytelling Design: Understanding Why Oral Stories Work (2020).

Praise for this book

"In his previous book, Biblical Storytelling Design, Jim Roché convincingly tells us the why, what, and how of communicating biblical truth via the world's 'majority' heart language: storytelling. This invaluable companion book shows a multitude of ways every aspect of the biblical story can be distilled and delivered through the medium of orality."
--Ralph E. Enlow Jr., board chair, International Alliance for Christian Education

"Jim Roché has again provided a significant contribution to Bible storying resources especially for those new to the methodology. What he has done is to provide a resource helpful to beginners as well as those already engaged in Bible storying. I see this resource as organized for easy use by both missionaries and their national trainees asking about what Bible stories to tell and how to tell the stories."
--J. O. Terry, Bible storying trainer/consultant, Bible Storying Network

"No teaching technique captures the brain more quickly and completely than a good story. Tell a story; change a life. And it seems to be true across cultures. Jim Roché shows us how to tell the story--ninety stories, in fact--from the Old and New Testaments with key teaching points and thoughtful discussion questions. The hard work has been done for you. This book could easily become your favorite reference."
--Duane H. Elmer, distinguished professor emeritus of educational studies, Trinity International University

"Don't use this book unless you want to have the Bible transform and renew minds--including yours! The text guides those who are more text oriented to work with those who are oral learners (not just people without written language or high degrees of literacy). Rather than training better storytellers, this book's purpose is to help those narrating Scripture keep the sharp-edged sword that is God's word for narrator and listeners."
--Mark Wenger, US national director, ReachAcross