Biblical Narratives and Life Transformation: An Apology for the Narrative Teaching of Bible Stories

From: Volume 4, Issue 1: Spring 2007 Pages 34-48


In this essay, I contend that the purposeful teaching of biblical narratives directed toward life transformations ought to become an intentional activity for teachers of the Word. To support my
contention, I will review how some people have used biblical narrative materials to re-story their lives. I also offer a discussion of transitional periods in the life cycle when people might seek new narrative materials for transformation. Further, I discuss how the church may embody biblical narratives and transmit their meanings. Finally, in order to help teachers of the Word to understand how to serve such seekers, I will offer practical application ideas.



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