An Index of all the Stories and Tales
on Eldrbarry's Storytelling Pages:
It was Meyer's Idea to Fix the Fence. . . a Homily
The Origin of Pets. . . a wedding Story about Adam and Eve
The Stone before the Door . . . a wedding story told at my daughter's wedding
The Broken Gift - a Christmas homily . . . Adapted from an essay by Micheal Card
STORY LORE: . . Folktales . . Raven Tales . . Profiles
BIBLE STORIES: . . Homilies . .VBS Stories . . Sermons
Eldrbarry's Folktales: These are stories I have adapted from folklore:
Legendary Saints Stories:
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. For more on researching Saints' Stories, see my Christian Storytelling Resources page
Raven - Stories from the Pacific Northwest Native Americans
Favorite Stories of Master Storytellers
Eleanor Farjeon A profile with illustrations by Edward Ardizzone, Critical views and a Story List.
Howard Pyle- A Profile and stories from Twilight Land with Pyle's own Illustrations
Other Story Sites are listed on Eldrbarry's Joy of Story Listening
HOMILIES - A "homily" is what I call my blend of storytelling and preaching - these stories have elements of both.
Vacation Bible School Stories:
These stories were prepared for my Summer Vacation Bible School curricula, of which I have four complete VBS programs with five lessons each on this website. Each includes a Bible study guide for preparation.
- Storyteller Stories
- Flannelgraph stories: including some suggestions for figures
- Puppet Stories
- Pictures in Sequence stories
- Other stories: Act it out, games, etc
If your group is tired of stories, visit my Group Games pages
Sermons in Note form
In my Worship Reflections, I have sermon notes along with pages relating to designing worship services. Some of these use storytelling techniques as a part of the preaching: Here are two - see Reflections for more.
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