A Great Tool
Telling The Gospel Through Story by Christine Dillon is a powerful evangelistic tool explaining the merits of storytelling. Story telling is not new. It has existed down the centuries. First there was the oral tradition and then the written word. People are drawn to stories. They imagine themselves to be in them and they remember them. A list of facts would be very dry and people would switch off but use those facts as the bones on which to hang a narrative and it is a very different kettle of fish.
Stories are an evangelistic tool. We need to tell the stories of the Bible in our own words, adapting to the needs of the audience to whom we are talking. They need to draw the listener in and awaken something inside that enables the listener to go off and explore this wonderful God for themselves. Our stories are not to replace the Bible but to work in tandem.
Christine Dillon explains how we can learn to become great storytellers. She gives pointers, stressing always to begin with prayer, asking God to bless His audience. Practice beforehand the bare bones of your story, be principled and have a purpose – to always bring God the glory.
A good story will have listeners thinking and asking questions. Always answer truthfully.
This is a wonderful little book to equip anyone wanting to spread the Good News via stories. There are handy tips, ‘action’ sections and ‘reflections’ asking questions of you at the end of each section.
Christine Dillon includes anecdotes of her own. She writes with a free and easy style to equip and inform.
Everything you need to know about sharing the Gospel through stories is contained within this one little book. Christine Dillon’s wealth of experience and learning help us to learn how to share God with the world.
A marvellous book.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.