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Creative Storytelling Guide For Children's Ministry: When All Your Brain Wants To Do Is Fly (Teacher Training Series) [Paperback]

By Steven James (Author)
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FEATURED IN THE HEARTSHAPER MINUTE (February 2005) Are you looking for a way to tap into your imagination and make your stories soar?! Then The Creative Storytelling Guide for Children's Ministry is for you! 15 easy-to-use storytelling workshops you can lead 35 scriptural reasons for telling stories in Christian education today 58 creative storytelling techniques and activities with examples and explanations 80 practical ideas on applying Bible stories More than 139 storytelling tips, tricks, timesavers, and hints! 385 story starters to help you create and tell the stories from your life. PLUS, loads of charts, worksheets, and checklists that'll save you time and effort. This complete guide will- help teachers improve their teaching through more effective storytelling, guide them to prepare and tell Bible stories in less time, enable them to teach other people the storytelling techniques they've learned.

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Whether you're new to storytelling or you've been telling stories for years, this book will help you tell God's story more creatively and effectively than you ever imagined you could

Enjoy this library of favorite Bible stories and storytelling techniques developed by award-winning author and professional storyteller Steven James. Each book includes creative storytelling techniques especially suited to help teachers tell God's story and involve children in the Bible story.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Standard Publishing Company
Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 8.25" Height: 10.5"
Weight:   1.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2002
Publisher   Standard Publishing Company
Grade Level  Multiple Grades  
Edition  Perfect Bound  
Series  Steven James Storytelling Librar  
ISBN  078471374X  
ISBN13  9780784713747  

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Critically acclaimed author Steven James has taught on writing craft and creative storytelling all over the world. He has written more than two dozen books that have won over a dozen awards, including two Christy awards for best suspense, The Suspense Zone's Reviewers Choice award, Suspense Magazine's Book of the Year award, four Storytelling World Honor awards, a nomination for an ECPA Gold Medallion Award and two Publisher's Weekly starred reviews.

Steven James currently resides in the state of Tennessee.

Steven James has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Blur Trilogy
  2. Bowers Files
  3. Jevin Banks Experience

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AWESOME  Oct 25, 2007
I already was considered the maverick teacher--never using the curriculum always doing my own thing .....THIS inspires people like me who are "drama queens" and people who think "I COULD NEVER DO THAT" to realize
YES, YOU CAN !!!! It is fun, exciting teaching of the most important subject in so many ways that will teach the kids so they will NEVER FORGET !!
EVERY church teacher should read is a bastion of GREAT ideas to get and keep the kids coming and learning and REMEMBERING !!!!!
It is this kind of teaching that keeps the kids begging to NOT go up to the next class because they love your class so much !!
Storytelling Made Easier  Nov 10, 2006
I have greatly enjoyed the Creative Storytelling Guide. It is clear and easy to follow, even for a novice. I especially liked the hand-outs in the back. They were very helpful in teaching others some of the major points of the book. Read the book all the way through, or just the chapter that interests you. Either way, you'll find many suggestions that can improve your style and methods. This is a keeper for any Children's Ministry library.
possibly the best storytelling book on Bible--not just for kids  Mar 29, 2006
My storytelling prof recommended that I read Steven James book, but I was a bit put off by the cover--it looked a bit cheesy for me.
However, I decided to trust her advice and once I opened the book--I found that she was right. James breaks down fears, story structure, delivering the story, creating the right environment, telling stories to different age groups. In fact, at the end of the book you're provided with handouts if you want to teach on the chapters.

It was so refreshing to be able to look at the bible the way God intended, to see that he gave us this wonderful story, full of intrigue and mystery and redemption that we are apart of. I think this book is not limited to Children's Ministry, but can be applied to adults as well. If you want to know more about how to tell a story well--you should definitely get this book.

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