• The Network of Biblical Storytellers (www.nobs.org) includes an extensive bibliography and a bookshop with resources on storytelling.
• Body and Bible: Interpreting and Experiencing Biblical Narratives, edited by Bjorn Krondorfer (Trinity Press International, 1992 — out of print).
• GodStories: New Narratives from Sacred Texts by H. Stephen Shoemaker (Judson Press, 1998).
• Ministry in an Oral Culture by Tex Sample (Westminster/John Knox Press, 1994).
• Story Journey: An Invitation to the Gospel as Storytelling by Thomas E. Boomershine (Abingdon Press, 1988).
• The Storyteller's Companion to the Bible, various editors (series from Abingdon Press,
• Telling Your Own Stories by Donald Davis (August House Publishers Inc., 1993).
• Thinking in Story: Preaching in a Post-Literate Age by Richard A. Jensen (CSS Publishing Company, 1994)
• To Know as We Are Known: Education as a Spiritual Journey by Parker J. Palmer (Harper SanFrancisco, 1993).
Monte Albert's voice began to tremble as he read Esau's despairing plea to Isaac: "Have you only one blessing, Father? Bless me, me also, Father" (Genesis 27:38).
After he and other members of the Bible storytelling group at Zion Lutheran Church, Gowrie, Iowa, finished reading the entire account, Albert blurted out, "That was me! Esau is me."
The youngest of three brothers, Albert explained how he had felt keenly his father's refusal to show him the affection and favor he had shown the oldest brother. More drawn to sports than the arts, his father attended many of the brother's football games, but he consistently failed to appear at Albert's plays and concerts. Albert grew up believing he was bad because of his artistic bent.
The rest of this article is only available to subscribers.
© 2016 Augsburg Fortress, Publishers