After more than a decade in youth ministry, Michael Novelli felt like he'd tried everything to connect his students to the Bible. Then a missionary introduced him to the art of Bible storying--an imaginative way to engage in the scriptures through storytelling, creative reflection, and dialogue. He soon discovered that Bible storying was not only an effective teaching approach, but a powerful way to awaken people to new purpose and identity rooted in the biblical narrative. This approach proved to be both deeply theological and experimental. Michael has invested almost a decade in refining this Bible storying approach, and has found it effective with groups of all ages. Shaped by the Story helps you engage your group with the Bible in a new way.
In 2012, Michael partnered with sparkhouse to create Echo the Story curriculum, based on his approach to Bible storying. Michael has seen many people benefit from this imaginative way of encountering God through the Bible.
In this new updated version of Shaped by the Story you'll find:
Methods for adapting Bible storying for varied contexts and ages
New testimonials from people using this approach with children, youth, and adults
Additional tools to create your own Bible storying narratives and dialogue questions
Details about the proven learning theories guiding this approach