There are many helpful resources on the web about telling the gospel through story. Here are a few sites and videos you may find useful.
Resources in other languages are available on our translated sites.
Have you ever wondered how the whole Bible fits together? This short video shows how the pieces fit.
John Walsh is an excellent storyteller who has had a big impact on me. This is a site that has a huge range of stories in written, audio and video format.
Mary Margaret is seven years old and has learned the whole book of Jonah. Notice the points at which she doesn’t stick to the biblical account (almost certainly taught to her by an adult). If she’d stuck to the biblical account the whole way this would be even better.
If a child can do it, so can adults. Practice, practice, practiceâ€¦
Here is a creative idea from India linking a cultural practice with Bible storying. The henna designs allow you to naturally tell a story to accompany each one. What practices in your cultural context could be used to allow you more story opportunities?
Henna designs are used in South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Henna art is done in homes, beauty shops and even on street corners. While drawing the henna designs there is a chance for women to talk and build relationships.
This website gives resources about telling stories through drama. It lists advantages and things to consider in cross-cultural contexts.
Here is another creative use of storytelling. A similar thing could be done with quick sketching. The storyteller is clear and accurate.
Josh is an Australian storyteller who helps Wycliffe associates train Bible storytellers. He has many stories on his YouTube channel.
Storytime by SMBC
Here is an example of how storytelling can be adapted into a children’s talk. I would still advise that the story be learned first in it’s ‘pure/biblical’ form before you start adding and adapting.
The Power of Story Telling
by Dr. Larry Dinkins
Summary of Acts chapter 1-14
Evangelistic film using Bible storytelling as method of sharing
This is a short (25 minutes) evangelistic film produced for working class, Taiwanese speakers, in Taiwan (English subtitles). The unique thing about it is that it models using Bible stories to share Jesus with people. Is this a world first?
This post is also available in traditional and simplified Chinese.