From the Back Cover
A good story draws students in, engaging their hearts and minds---leaving them wanting more. God's story is like this...a captivating epic that stretches from the beginning of time, across our lives and into the future...calling us to find ourselves in it. We can help students to be captured by this amazing story, rather than seeing the Bible as confusing, boring or irrelevant. After ten years in youth ministry, Michael Novelli felt like he had tried everything to help his students connect with the Bible. Then, a missionary introduced him to a unique, ancient way to engage people with the Bible through story. Michael learned the art of 'Storying,' a sequential telling of Bible stories followed by a time of creative retelling and in-depth dialogue. God used this process to completely transform his youth group as they found themselves experiencing God in a whole new way. Take a journey into the amazing process of Storying, and discover how it can change your life and ministry. This new approach to learning builds a lasting theological foundation while challenging students to discover their unique identity and calling in God's story. Shaped by the Story helps you understand why Storying connects with students today, and provides all you need to introduce Storying to your group, including sample narratives and an interactive training DVD.
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About the Author
Michael Novelli created The Story Teen Curriculum and is continually seeking effective ways to help people learn. This passion led him to explore experiential teaching methods for 13 years as a church youth pastor. Now he focuses on creating learner-centered events, resources, and curriculum for students, educators, and churches. He lives in Illinois with his wife and two children. Visit his website at www.echothestory.com. SPANISH BIO: Michael Novelli busca de continuo maneras efectivas de ayudar a las personas a aprender. Su pasion le llevo a explorar metodos de aprendizaje practicos durante 13 anos como pastor de jovenes en la iglesia. Ahora su enfoque es en actividades centradas en el aprendizaje creativo, recursos y curriculos para estudiantes, educadores e iglesias. Tambien es fundador de 'Echo' (www.echothestory.com), una organizacion que ayuda a las personas a descubrir el arte de 'Historiar', un metodo dialogico de aprendizaje biblico. Michael y su esposa, Michele, y sus hijos, Angelo y Abrielle, residen en Elgin, Illinois.