Many of us would think of telling stories as something that is good for children or those ‘less educated.’
This is a huge misconception when it comes to Biblical storying.
Imagine entering into a Bible story so clearly that you can feel it, touch it, put yourself in it, and tell it with emotion to another. Imagine how that story is impacting your own heart and life and how it has become a part of you.
Here is what the oral trainer said: “People who learn and can share fifty Bible stories accurately and naturally are more theologically grounded and, probably, more internally transformed than those who read and learn by book-learning year after year.”
I believe it!
In fact, Jesus rarely taught in a linear, western fashion. Instead he told stories because the message is deeper and touches people at a heart level.
The Africans are learning this lesson and discovering the power of story for reaching non-literates as well as literates. This tool will assist them powerfully in seeing lives transformed!
We likely have much to learn from them!
Practicing how to be an 'oral Bible' to others: