The Journal of Adventist Education
ANZSRC / FoR Code
220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)| 220405 Religion and Society| 220407 Studies in Religious Traditions (excl. Eastern, Jewish, Christian and Islamic Traditions)| 220499 Religion and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified
Avondale Research Centre
Scripture, Spirituality and Society Research Centre
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Everyone relates to stories. Stories have universal appeal. They connect people, present them with new ideas, motivate them, and challenge their thinking. As Adventist educators, we have an enormous resource of such life-changing and life-challenging stories: the Bible. Using these stories, expressed in song, poetry, drama, biography, and personal accounts, we can lead our students to discover that the Bible is not one single narrative or a novel, but a compilation of many narratives, unified in their shared concern with overarching issues of the cosmic battle between good and evil. This article deals with the why and the how of using Bible stories in the classroom.
Fisher, B. (2014). Bible stories in the classroom: The why and the how. The Journal of Adventist Education, 77(1), 24-31.