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Ancient Art of Bible Telling Revived

Posted on 19 April 2017 by editor

20170304_142107 2Grace University students are reviving the ancient art of Bible telling. For thousands of years, the stories of the Bible were passed orally from person to person and GU students heading to Israel have been trained to do just that. During the two-week trip to Israel, students will be completing a semester-long course by immersing themselves in the culture of Israel, visiting biblical sites, and narrating the historical accounts of what happened at each location.

As part of the preparation for the trip, other Grace University students, who are certified Bible tellers, trained a new group of students and members of the community in this dynamic method of telling Bible stories without memorizing words. Those attending the seminar learned tips, techniques, and skills to internalize and tell stories with ease. In addition, they learned how to lead Bible discussions that engage their audience.

While in Israel, students also will do outreaches in Jewish and Palestinian communities and work with a ministry in Jerusalem.

For more information about how you can support the Israel trip or organize a Bible telling training for your ministry, contact Dr. Mike Schmidt at 402-449-2848 or, or Dr. Tara Rye at 402-850-5947 or

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