The "Been there, done that" culture is starving for reality. Hardly satisfied with the modern conventions of citing facts and figures and pushing propositions, emerging churches are jumping into the narrative form of communication with both feet. But not all emerging church leaders have an inherent handle on the craft and skill of using narrative as a sermon form. Experiential Storytelling zeros in on the hows and whys of narrative, as well as the importance of sharing personal experience to double your storytelling ammunition. In addition, author Mark Miller goes several steps further, giving examples of real-time, hands-on experiences for church members as innovative extensions of traditional teaching and preaching that offer them greater scriptural understanding and ownership of the gospel story.
©2004 Mark Miller (P)2010 Zondervan
The content was good. If you want to know the content, buy the hard copy. In my opinion, this book loses all credibility.
The book was okay. I am a teacher and believe in the power of story. His point is very good, I just didn't find there was a lot I could walk away with. After reading it, I can't see how it will impact my ministry in any concrete ways. Maybe because he is preaching to the choir here as I already love stories, though haven't done the form he is referring to in his teen weekends. My only gripe really is the narration. It is PAINFUL. I ended up putting it on 2x speed just because I found it so excruciating to listen to. I probably could have enjoyed the book more if I was dealing the the fingernail on chalkboard effect of the narration.
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