Stories and Storytelling

From the earliest biblical narratives to the 20th-century classics of C.S. Lewis and the Inklings to today’s powerhouse Christian publishing industry, stories have been essential vehicles for matters of faith. Not only are stories the chosen method for conveying biblical truth, but they are also central to the Christian faith as an imaginative art form, a means of sharing one’s testimony, and for their ability to make abstract and often complex issues of faith accessible to those within the evangelical community and beyond. Perhaps Lewis described the appeal of stories best when he said, “[Stories] can mediate imaginative life to the masses while not being contemptible to the few.”

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