Some Resources for Christian Storytellers
Assembled by Barry McWilliams.
- See my page on Discerning the Story Structures of Bible Narrative Literature.
- He Gave Us Stories by Richard L. Pratt, J.; (Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing Company, 1993) (ISBN 087552379X)
- The Art of Biblical Narrative by Robert Alter; (Basic Books, 1981) (ISBN 046500427X)
- Storyteller's Companion to the Bible Series has at least thirteen volumes of Bible commentary and sermon material intended to show how to read and retell the stories of the Bible more effectively, each volume related to a particular part of the Bible. Published by Abingdon Press.
- Thinking in Story : Preaching in a Post-Literate Age (1994) by Richard A. Jensen. Jenen also has individual books on preaching the Synoptic Gospels with a narrative approach.
- Storytelling the Word : Homilies & How to Write Them (1996) by Father William J. Bausch. He has several other books of Homilies and Story-preaching: Telling Stories Compelling Stories (1991), Timely Homilies : The Wit and Wisdom of an Ordinary Pastor (1990),
More Telling Stories, Compelling Stories (1993), and Storytelling, Imagination, and Faith (1984)
- The Sermon : Dancing the Edge of Mystery (1997) and The Homiletical Plot : The Sermon As Narrative Art Form (1980) by Eugene L. Lowry
- Story Journey: An Invitation to the Gospel As Storytelling (1988) by Thomas E. Boomershine
- Ministry in an Oral Culture-Living With Will Rogers, Uncle Remus, and Minnie Pearl (1994) by Tex Sample
Stories of the "Saints"
, i.e. stories from the lives and legends about famous Christians of the past.
- Eldrbarry's Legendary Saints
These look at the legends and the real people behind them, and include a number of links for further study. Eventually I hope to add similar pages on other "legendary saints" such as Stephen, George, Christopher, Francis, Augustine, Athenasius, Dominic and Bernard of Clairvaux, and Patrick, and others.
Along with these sources, I do searches on Alta Vista on their names- Usually you can expect to find a lot of churches and schools, and even communities (or Islands in the Caribbean) will have sites that will come up, but with some surfing you can find some excellent material and artwork.
Here are some online resources for researching Saint's Stories:
Here are some written sources:
- Butler's Lives of the Saints (1926)
- Lady Gregory's Irish Saints
- Eleanor Farjeon, Ten Saints
- Church History Resources
Christian Literary Stories Sources : Some links