Bible storytelling can either excite and inspire or bore and embarrass. How can you capture listeners' attention so they'll remember what they hear? Encouraging you to draw on your own passion, wit, and creativity, Hartman guides you through 35 Bible tales to show how to recast them in ways that will grab your audience.
Bob Hartman has an enviable reputation as a performance storyteller. Here are his insights into how stories work, tips and techniques, and how to retell Bible stories--plus 35 great stories to practice on.
Biblical storytelling can do one of two things, says Bob Hartman. It can excite and inspire and create a thirst for more. Or it can bore and embarrass and leave a group with a sad sense of 'so what?' And that's an important difference, if you believe, as I do, that those stories contain something essential about who we are and who God is. Good storytelling, he explains, comes from blending your own passion, wit, and creativity with skill. This book shares the secrets of that skill, including:
The four relationships at the heart of biblical storytelling
How stories work
How to take a Bible story to pieces, and recast it to compel the listener's attention