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Quotes and Resources on Story

“Tell someone to do something and you change their life – for a day; tell someone a story and you can change their life.” N.T. Wright

“…stories are important to people, politics, and education. Stories are how people make sense of themselves and their worlds. In young children’s spontaneous stories that they act out as they play, we can see how they believe people relate to one another, who they hope to become, and how they will behave. We can see adolescents play roles in their own and other people’s stories in order to figure out where they fit into their ever-expanding worlds. As adults, the true and imaginary stories we wish to tell and believe suggest what we value most in this world. In a real sense, stories make people.”  From Text, Lies, and Videotape: Stories About Life, Literacy, and Learning By Patrick Shannon

“when we live a story, we are telling the people around us what we think is important.” Donald Miller

“Why is the story so often dismissed as not quite adult?…The story is the most adult form of language, the most serious form into which language can be put.” Eugene Peterson

“Story is the primary verbal means of bringing God’s word to us. For that we can be most grateful, for story is our most accessible form of speech. Young and old love stories. Neither stupidity nor sophistication puts us outside the magnetic field of story…But there is another reason for the appropriateness of story as a major means of bringing us God’s word. Story doesn’t just tell us something and leave it there, it invites our participation.” Eugene Peterson

“Those of us who claim to know and follow Jesus Christ need to read, know, tell, and perform the unfinished drama of Scripture. The church, when she does her work, is always discipling her members into the Big Story that the Bible tells. Following Jesus includes knowing the Bible that Jesus read, as well as understanding Jesus’ place in that Story. The church cannot know God apart from knowing the Story that the Bible tells. What’s more, the True Story of the world calls us, as the people of God, to get in the Story.” Jim Reynolds

Helpful Reads

The Rush to Therapy By David Brooks

The Unfinished Drama of Scripture by Jim Reynolds

The Mission of God by Christopher J. H. Wright

Living God’s Word: Discovering Our Place in the Great Story of Scripture by J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays

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