Eighty percent (80%) of the world receives or prefers to receive information orally by hearing rather than reading. Eighty percent (80%) of the Bible’s contents is narrative, in other words, in story form (storytelling).
Jesus frequently used storytelling to teach spiritual truths to both non-literate and highly educated religious leaders of His day. Stories touch the human heart.
Seventy-five (75%) to eighty percent (80%)
retention takes place when information is given in story form. Only twenty-nine percent(29%) is retained when information is given outside of a story format, such as in a list.
God’s Story Project has created a training program called “Simply The Story” to teach inductive Bible Study using the format of storytelling. Storytelling is not dumbing down or simplifying the Bible.
Through a “Simply The Story” training workshop using “God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity”, students learn to:
• Tell the pure story of the Bible with attention to accuracy, nothing added or deleted.
• Ask questions to pull out the “treasures”.
• Ask questions to make life changing applications of the truths of the Bible story to their personal lives.