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The Power of Stories,
This review is from: The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human (Hardcover)
Ever since the first people sat around their campfire, we have told stories to make sense of the world. When we tell a story, we make connections between a series of events. We understand how one thing led to another; we can even predict what might happen next. Stories are important because they literally create reality. They determine how we see the world, and consequently how we will behave.
I was looking for something else when I came across this book. Immediately I was intrigued: because I have also written a book about the power of stories. I teach mythology, and am fascinated by how mythic themes recur in our own lives. We use ideas from stories we have heard to develop our own 'life script'. My book 'LifeWorks' was published earlier this year - I was so excited! I've just been asked to write another article... There, I've told you my story. You see how powerful stories are.
I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone interested in stories. And that means everyone: because telling stories is what makes us human.
Jane Bailey Bain ('StoryWorks: A Handbook for Leaders, Writers and Speakers')