Great for  “All Age Worship,  Family Services , Outreach Messages”;  Steven James books provide you with the tools to bring the Bible to life .

Steven James is a professional storyteller, award-winning author, and popular conference speaker. He is the author of numerous books with Standard Publishing including The Creative Storytelling Guide for Children’s Ministry, 24 Tandem Bible Hero Story Scripts for Children’s Ministry, 30 New Testament Quick Skits for Kids, and Sharable Parables.

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Steven James – Crazy & Creative Bible Stories for Preteens   R250

Looking for creative ways to reach preteens with God’s Word?

Thirty of the most famous Bible stories are organised by themes to help you teach spiritual truth in fresh, funny, and creative ways.  Interactive and improvisational storytelling and drama ideas help you teach Bible stories, review important truths from Scripture and involve preteens in fun, exciting and engaging ways!

Includes:

  • Look It Up. offers helpful background information and tips for preparing to teach the story
  • Fill It In. is a crazy fill story method that will grab the attention of even the most easily bored preteens
  • Act It Out.  suggests quick and easy drama activities that students can do on the spot to guarantee active preteen participation and learning!

Steven James – Old Testament 30 Interactive Stories for Young Children  R250

Young children love to move, play and wiggle – it’s how they pay attention!

Young children love to pretend and use their imaginations.

Young children can’t sit still for long, and they are easily distracted.

Young children would rather hear a story told than explained. Young children present special challenges for the storyteller!

Steven James helps you communicate the stories of the Bible in ways that are perfect for young children. Every story is interactive to help you engage all the children in your class.

Bible stories for young children should include sound effects, gestures and actions, refrains and rhymes, movement and imagination!

Each chapter includes:

  • Background information on the Bible story
  • A few short notes about what to look for or avoid in the story, and
  • Two creative ways to tell the story using sounds, objects, actions or repetition!

Steven James – New Testament 30 Interactive Stories for Young Children  R250

Young children love to move, play and wiggle – it’s how they pay attention!

Young children love to pretend and use their imaginations.

Young children can’t sit still for long, and they are easily distracted.

Young children would rather hear a story told than explained. Young children present special challenges for the storyteller!

Steven James helps you communicate the stories of the Bible in ways that are perfect for young children. Every story is interactive to help you engage all the children in your class.

Bible stories for young children should include sound effects, gestures and actions, refrains and rhymes, movement and imagination!

Each chapter includes:

  • Background information on the Bible story
  • A few short notes about what to look for or avoid in the story, and
  • Two creative ways to tell the story using sounds, objects, actions or repetition!

Steven James – Bible Story Quick Skits for 2 Kids  R250

Kids love stories. And they especially love listening to stories when they’re told in a humorous, lively, and engaging manner. This book was designed to help you do just that!

Each kid-friendly skit retells a Bible story in a fun and creative way using only two students. The scripts are super-easy to use and less intimidating for kids because there aren’t any lines to memorise!

Choose your story, photocopy the scripts, hand them out to your students and you have an instant lesson.

Check out the four types of QuickSkits included in this book:

  • Tandem storytelling (two storytellers alternate lines as they tell a story)
  • Storymime (one person tells the story, the other acts it out)
  • Interview (one person interviews an eyewitness to the story)
  • Sports Announcer (both readers report as if watching the story live)

Steven James –   Creative Storytelling Guide for Children’s Ministry  R250

When All Your Brain Wants To Do Is Fly

Whether you’re new to storytelling, or you’ve been telling stories for years, this book will help you tell God’s story more creatively and effectively than you ever imagined you could!

You’ll learn to:

Improve your teaching through more effective story telling.

Prepare and tell Bible stories in less time.

Master a step-by-step process for developing your own way of retelling stories

Adapt your lessons and curriculum to connect with the students in your class.

Inside you’ll find:

  • Easy to use storytelling workshops you can lead@ (Complete with reproducible handouts!)
  • Scriptural reasons for telling stories in Christian education today
  • Creative storytelling techniques and activities with examples and explanations.
  • Practical ideas on applying Bible stories.
  • More than 100 storytelling tips, tricks, timesavers and hints!
  • Story starters to help you create and tell the stories from your life.
  • PLUS loads of charts, worksheets and checklists that’ll save you time and effort!

Steven James –   Sharable Parables  R250

Creative Storytelling Ideas for Ages 3-12

Want to snag the attention of your students?

Want to improve your storytelling skills?

Want to involve your listeners in the story?

Want to share Jesus’ parables in fresh, exciting, and creative ways?

Then Sharable Parables is for you!

Jammed with hundreds of creative ideas and time-tested techniques, Shareable Parables will give you all the information you need to tell Jesus’ parables more effectively and creatively than you ever imagined!

Each chapter includes:

  • Background information to cut down on your research time
  • Grace Connections to help you focus on the gospel
  • Ready-to-use, interactive ideas for telling Jesus’s stories
  • Memory sparks to help you personalise the parable
  • Suggestions for adapting the story for different age groups
  • Creative costume and prop ideas, easy-to-use skits and scripts, application and discussion questions and much, much more!

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