"Deep within us, in the region of our soul, there is a longing to know and embrace The Love Story. This longing does not begin at a certain age or stage of development. It is within us from conception, and our soul cries out to know, understand, and simply be part of The Story. SC has given parents, grandparents, or anyone seeking the simplicity of God’s Story, another tool in the toolbox. This tool will be invaluable to a generation that must sift through more stories than ever before in search of Truth. In SC, the Love Story of Jesus is clearly, and foundationally, given in a way that is appropriate for any developmental level." - Gary Carter, Journey Church, Franklin, TN "Discovering Story Catechism was, for me, like finding a hidden treasure. It’s a family resource like none I’ve ever seen, establishing a natural rhythm for spiritual practice in the home, and laying a firm foundation of understanding for all who seek to live in the Jesus way. Story Catechism teaches biblical truth in a systematic fashion, but the practical application, in no way, overshadows the beauty of the language or the wonder of the experience. Gone are the clichés and stale offerings that are often presented to children. Instead, “deep calls unto deep.” Beauty, pain, struggle, rescue, identity, belonging, mystery… the biblical landscape is vast. The gentle cadence of readings followed by a series of well thought out questions opens the door to meaningful conversation and shared spiritual experience, allowing families to journey together, and stirring in each individual a longing to discover their own unique place in the love story of Jesus." - Kim McCorkle, Journey Church, Children's Ministry Designer In the west, the family is disintegrating. Though it was once the center of the human experience, the family seems more like a relic of the past or a rumor of what used to be. The idyllic dream of raising a family seems crushed beneath the weight of what this world has to offer. Racial tension, corrupt governments, growing corporations, imminent warfare, waning resources, expanding expectations in an over-stimulated, over-sexualized culture; perhaps many of us feel like raising a family is impossible. Raising our families in the way of the gospel is not only possible, but it is commanded. This is not just another task to do in our already crushing and over-committed lifestyles. This is one of the highest callings and most profound invitations ever given. If we can't connect the dots for our children, then some other narrative will. Some other narrative by some other author will arrest the attention of our family's hearts and insert them as characters in its plot. Its storyline will captivate us and move us. Why Story Catechism? Unlike a traditional catechism, in which there are defined and clear questions and answers, SC moves more like a narrative. Thus, Story Catechism. In place of memorizing maxims and anecdotes, SC seeks to create the opportunity to memorize story, specifically biblical theology. It's a constructed framework within which we experience the narrative of God and how His story fills every nuance of our lives. We created SC as parents, for parents with the desire to begin a conversation that invites our families into life’s deeper metanarrative. It's an invitation to teach our children how to think and how to process; hopefully it will produce understanding as they mature. SC is a framework for creating bedrock.