THE WORD MADE FLESH: Breathing Life Into the Story

Compiled by Dennis Dewey, Tracy Radosevic and Klara Tammany

 

STORY, BIBLICAL STORYTELLING and NARRATIVE THEOLOGY

 

Anderson, Herbert, Foley, Edward. Mighty Stories, Dangerous Rituals: Weaving Together the Human and the Divine.
San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, c1998

 

Bartholomew, Gilbert. Pass It On: Telling and Hearing Stories from John.
Cleveland, Ohio: United Church Press, 1992

 

Bausch, William. Storytelling: Imagination and Faith.
Mystic,
Conn.: Twenty-Third Publications, c1984

 

Boomershine, Thomas. Story Journey: An Introduction to the Gospel as Storytelling.
Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, c1988.

 

Coward, Harold. Sacred Word and Sacred Text.
Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, c1988

 

Crossan, John Dominic. The Dark Interval: Toward a Theology of Story.
Niles, Ill.: Argus Communications, c1975.

Cupitt, Don. What Is a Story?
London: SCM Press, 1991

 

Eslinger, Richard L. Narrative & Imagination: Preaching the Worlds That Shape Us.
Minneapolis: Fortress Press, c1995

 

Harrell, John and Mary.  To Tell of Gideon: The Art of Storytelling in the Church.

Jensen, Richard. Thinking in Story: Preaching in a Post-literate Age.
Lima, Ohio: C.S.S. Pub., c1993

 

L'Engle, Madeleine.  The Rock That Is Higher: Story as Truth.
Colorado Springs, Colo.: Shaw Books, c2002

 

Liebelt, Philip. Making Connections: Telling and Hearing the Parables in Luke.
Australia: The Joint Board of Christian Education.

Powell, Mark Allan. What is Narrative Criticism?
Minneapolis: Fortress Press, c1990

 

McKim, Donald. "Story Theology" in What Christians Believe About the Bible.
Nashville: T. Nelson, c1985

 

D. Rhoads, J. Dewey, D. Michie. Mark as Story: An Introduction to the Narrative of a Gospel.
Philadelphia : Fortress Press, c1982

 

Shea, John. Stories of God.

Allen, Tex.: T. More, c1996

 

 

Stewart, Sonja and Berryman, Jerome. Young Children and Worship.
Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press, c1989.

Stroup, George. The Promise of Narrative Theology.
Atlanta: John Knox Press, c1981

Tilley, Terrance. Story Theology.

Wilmington, Del.: Michael Glazier, 1985

 

Articles:

 

“Storytelling” in Encyclopedia of Religious Education p. 616- 620

“Remember the Story” Issue theme of Weavings vol. IV no.1, Jan/Feb 1989

"Witness Magazine" vol. 83 #12, Dec 2000.  Issue focus on Narrative Theology

Brown, Robert M. "My Story and 'The Story'" in Theology Today, v. 23, #2, 1975

Fisher, Walter. "Homo Narrans: Storytelling in Mass Culture and Everyday Life" in Journal of Communications #35, 1985

Bartholomew, Gilbert, ed. "The Journal of Biblical Storytelling" (NOBS)

Simpkinson, Anne. "Sacred Stories" in Common Boundary, November/December 1993


ORAL CULTURE

 

Bardt, Kevin. Story, a Way of Knowing.

 

Baltuck, Naomi. Apples From Heaven: Multicultural Folk Tales About Stories and Storytellers

North Haven, CT: The Shoe String Press, Inc., 1995.

 

Graham, William. Beyond the Written Word.
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire]; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1987

 

Harrell, John. Origins and Early Traditions of Storytelling.

Kensington, Calif.: York House, c1983

Kelber, Werner. The Oral and the Written Gospel.
Philadelphia: Fortress Press, c1983

 

Kelm, Herbert. Oral Communication of the Scriptures.

 

Lord, Albert. The Singer of Tales.
Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1960.

 

Ong, Walter. Orality and Literacy.
London; New York: Routledge, 2002.

Ong, Walter. The Presence of the Word.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1967

Ong, Walter. "Oral Tradition" in The Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible.

 

Pinkola Estes, Clarissa. The Gift of Story.
Sounds True, 1993.

 

 

BASIC SCRIPTURE MATERIALS

 

Grenz, Linda. Doubleday Pocket Bible Guide.
New York, NY: Doubleday, c1997.

Russell, Joseph. Sharing Our Biblical Story.
Wilton, CT: Morehouse-Barlow, c1988.

 

Smith, Dennis and Williams, Michael ed. The Storytellers Companion to the Bible.

Abingdon Press, 1999.

Perry, Michael ed. The Dramatised Bible.

 

Peterson, Eugene. The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language.
Colorado Springs, Colo.: NavPress, c2003

 

The American Bible Society.  The "Contemporary English Version" of the Bible. 

See also their CD-Rom "The Learning Bible" in the CEV, and other various resources such as Bible stories on video, children's bibles, storybooks etc.  All very affordable. www.bibles.com.  International Bible Society www.IBSDirect.com.

 

 

TRAINING MATERIALS AND OTHER MISC STUFF FOR EDUCATORS

 

Atkinson, Robert. The Gift of Stories: Practical and Spiritual.
Westport, Conn.: Bergin & Garvey, 1995

 

Fegal, Daphne ed. Don't Just Sit There: Bible Stories That Move You. (2 vol. 3-5 yr olds, and 6-8 yr. olds)
Nashville: Abingdon Press, c1997

 

Livo, Norma and Rietz, Sandra. Storytelling: Process and Practice.
Littleton, Colo.: Libraries Unlimited, 1986

Maguire, Jack. Creative Storytelling: Choosing, Inventing and Sharing Tales for Children.
New York: McGraw-Hill, c1985

 

Martin, BIll and Archehambault, John. Knots on a Counting Rope (children's book).

New York: H. Holt, c1987

Tmekar, Florence. Bible Origami.
Heian Intl Pub Co., December 1994.

 

Pritchard, Gretchen Wolff. Offering the Gospel to Children.
Cambridge, MA: Cowley Publications, 1992.

Russell, Joe.  Sharing Our Biblical Stories.
Wilton, CT: Morehouse-Barlow, 1988.

Ward, Elaine M. Lent: The Season of Sacred Stories.

Williams, Bernard. The Rhyming Gospels.  (op)

Hannibal, Mo.: Hannibal Books, 1990

Wright, Kare and Beuschlein, Marti. I Love To Tell Bible Stories
St.
Louis: Concordia Pub. House, c1992

 

"The Storykeepers" An animated 13 part series designed to teach children the Gospel stories, and in the process they and the teachers learn to be storytellers.  www.storykeepers.com.  Available via Lumicon at order@lumicon.org.

 

August House: (Folktale and Story Arts Catalogue) 1-800-284-8784

 

Training Workshops:

 

Halverson, Delia in How to Train Volunteer Teachers p. 49-50 “Storytelling in the Classroom” Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press.

 

Davidson, Robert G. Using the Story (part of the 6 volume  "Leadership Series" a teaching training resource) and Anne Gilbert. Training That Makes a Difference (see p. 48-51) both from Educational Ministries (1-800-221-0910). 

 


On the Web:

Network of Biblical Storytellers (NOBS): nobsint@nobs.org, http://www.nobs.org

School of Sacred Storytelling:  Robert Bela Wilhelm, Director storyfest@mindspring.com

Lumicon Digital Productions, a weekly worship media resource www.lumicon.org

Homiletic helps www.textweek.com

The Episcopal Church and the Visual Arts  www.ecva.org