Item description for Dancing with Words: Storytelling as Legacy, Culture, and Faith by Ray Buckley...
Jesus built relationships with people through simple, clear stories. And we are people of the story, seeking to name and share our stories in nearly everything we do. Dancing With Words provides help for all church leaders--both clergy and lay--to explore the history and importance of storytelling in faith development and to acquire basic storytelling skills. Through an understanding of the history of storytelling and of storytellers as keepers of beliefs, traditions, history, and values, you will find new meaning in the stories and storytellers of the Bible and of the Christian faith, learn what makes a good story, discover your own style as a storyteller, learn the techniques of effective storytelling, and practice creating stories from your own experience. Let the dance begin
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Studio: Discipleship Resources
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.72" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.36" Weight: 0.38 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2004
Publisher Discipleship Resources
ISBN 0881774073 ISBN13 9780881774078
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More About Ray Buckley
Ray Buckley is the interim Director of the Center for Native American Spirituality and Christian Study. Buckley has served The United Methodist Church as a staff member of The United Methodist Publishing House, Director of the Native People s Communication Office (UMCom) for nine years, and Director of Connectional Ministries for the Alaska Missionary Conference. Buckley is the author/illustrator of five books: God s Love is Like (1998, Abingdon Press), The Give-Away: A Christmas Story in the Native American Tradition (1999, Abingdon Press), The Wing (2002, Abingdon Press), Christmas Moccasins (2003, Abingdon Press), and Dancing with Words: Storytelling as Legacy, Culture, and Faith (Discipleship Resources, 2003). He is also the author of Creator Sang a Welcoming Song (2007), and Walking in These White Man Shoes (2007), children and youth resources for the Women s Dvision School of Missions. The Give-Away was selected to appear on the CBS Christmas Eve special, An American Christmas, produced by the National Council of Churches. His stories, poetry, and art have appeared in numerous journals, periodicals, books, and museums. Buckley has taught in Nigeria, and Ghana, and served as a lecturer in Native American studies for several universities. Ray Buckley was a keynote speaker at the Jubilee 2000, Cardinal Maeda Institute. At the invitation of the Council of Canadian Catholic Bishops, he has twice appeared on the nationally televised Canadian Catholic Broadcasting Corporation s Lenten series. In July 2001, Ray was a keynote speaker at the General Synod of the UCC/Disciples of Christ General Assembly. In 2003, 2004, and 2007, Mr. Buckley was a guest lecturer at the Pontifical Biblical Institute of the Vatican. Ray was chosen as the Howard Preacher for Phillip s Theological Seminary, delivered the McDonald Lecture Series (New Mexico), and the Ira Galloway Lecture Series (Peoria, IL). Buckley was one of five keynote speakers at Youth 2007 (SPLAT), sponsored by the General Board of Discipleship.Author/illustrator Ray Buckley is of Lakota/Tlingit/Scots descent. Ray is one of several Native leaders profiled in As Long As the Waters Flow: Native Americans in the South and East, by Frye Gillard, and The Power ofEagles: Natures Way to Individual Accomplishment, by Twyman L. Towery.
Ray Buckley currently resides in Nashville, in the state of Tennessee.
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OUTSTANDING!!! May 9, 2008
Excellent detail from a master storyteller!!! This tool & the companion study guide can show how many of us Americans have lost the time or value in telling stories for family, or used as teaching tools. Great for all ages & situations.