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The Art of Storytelling: Easy Steps to Presenting an Unforgettable Story [Paperback]

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Pages   224
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 7.25" Height: 10"
Weight:   0.95 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2003
Publisher   Moody Publishers
ISBN  0802433065  
EAN  9780802433060  

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Item Description...
A former stutterer who became a preacher helps Sunday School teachers, or anyone who needs to develop a new Bible lesson every week, to learn the skills necessary to impact others through public speaking. Original.

Publishers Description

Many of us would love to hold the attention of a crowd, a classroom, or just a group of our friends by telling them a great story. We have felt the pressure of a public presentation or the disappointment of a story that is ignored and we are ready for more.

In "The Art of Storytelling," John Walsh talks through the steps to presenting a compelling story, outlining the strategies that helped him move from stutterer to storyteller as he fulfilled his calling of becoming a preacher. This book will help any person with a story to share, as it talks through all aspects of presentation, from what to do with your hands as you speak, to crafting a killer ending. It is especially relevant those who teach through the stories of the Bible or who would like to do so.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! JOHN WALSHJohn Walsh is an author, speaker, and professional storyteller. He is founder of the Christian Storytelling Network, which networks Christian storytellers nationwide. He is founder and president of BibleTelling, an organization dedicated to teaching people how to learn and tell Bible stories and use them in all phases of ministry. John travels around the world, speaking at conventions and conducting trainings for missionaries, pastors, teachers, and Christian workers. He conducts BibleTelling seminars in Israel, telling 110 Bible stories at the 45 sites where they happened.He produces a weekly video podcast "BibleTelling - Story-of-the-Week." It is available on With this, John tells the weekly Bible story and gives its background with added insights.John and his wife Jan reside in Bloomington, Illinois. They have four grown children and fourteen grandchildren.

John Walsh was born in 1927.

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Let's Balance The Last Two Reviews...  Feb 20, 2007
The preceding two reviews are each from opposite camps, and are both equally useless. One says the book is completely bad because of its religious bias, which I don't think is fair or accurate. The other review says that the first reviewer is wrong good without any discussion of why. This book is not useless, even to those outside it's target audience; neither is it particularly good even for that audience, and I dispute the implied claim that being written from a Christian perspective makes it inherently better than a similar secular book.

What this book suffers from is not bad writing; it's a bad title and description. This is NOT a secular book. While it's an exaggeration to say that God or Jesus are mentioned in every line, this is quite clearly written by a Christian, for other Christians, and the entire work is steeped in biblical references.

However, that doesn't make it a "piece of crap." What it does make it is a poorly-titled and (at least here on this site) -marketed book. This work should state its bias, if not in the title, then at least in the subtitle. It is NOT a general guide on storytelling, which is what both its title and ad blurb appear to indicate. It contains enough Christian references to distract even most Christians I know, never mind someone not from that religious tradition. And that is exactly what Christianity is; a religious tradition. It is NOT the one and only source of grace or divinity.

So, that statement ought to help you determine whether you can get any use from this book. If you read that and said, "blasphemy," or regarded the statement as a one-way ticket south for my soul, this is probably right up your alley. If you said, "hmmm. he may have a point," be wary of this book. And if you said, "right on," or any permutation thereof, steer clear.

That said, it's not badly written, although there's nothing here you won't find in a half-dozen other books on storytelling. In fact, unless non-biblical stories are patently offensive to you, I would say many of the others would probably serve you better (Ramon Ross' "Storyteller" is particularly good, as is Jack Maguire's "Creative Storytelling"). They contain more in the way of actual advice.

Basically, what this book has going for it is precisely what the marketing of it seems to have ignored; it's storytelling advice told from a Christian (and, while I don't know the author's background, I would guess somewhere far right at that; you know, the kind of folks who use the word "grace" regularly, and they're serious) perspective.

If that sounds like your cup of tea, you'll probably enjoy this book.
A wonderful book despite a narrow-minded review from Sweden  Feb 28, 2006
After reading this book, you realize clearly that critics from Sweden exist in all manners of life and even though they need these books more than others, their blindness keeps them from recognizing how to see grace in life and share it with others. Don't be influenced by the review above.
Piece of crap  Jan 10, 2006
I bought this book to learn to improve my storytelling skills but all I got was a book about jesus and god where I can't relate to at all.
Every sentence of this book is about God and priests.
Now I can see how storytelling could be a good thing for priests to learn, but in that case the book should still be objective and maybe at the end have a special chapter how this can be used for priest, but instead this is a book only for priests and fanatics which you can maybe translate into other uses.

So sure, if you are not a priest you may still be able to use this if you put extra much effort to think how this can be used in other ways than just telling the bible, but I would rather recommend you to get a real book written by someone how takes his time to think about the answer of the stuff he writes about instead of just saying it's gods will.
Every mom/dad/preacher/teacher should study it!  Jun 9, 2005
This was an excellent, practical book that really did help me learn to communicate better with my class of young children. My husband, a pastor, also improved his sermons! We hope to use this book to teach a workshop on storytelling skills.
Even better in person!  Jun 6, 2005
Did not read this book yet, but went to a conference in Arlington Heights, IL and sat in on his classes where he taught us in person how to present an unforgettable story. If the book is anything at all like I saw in person, then the book is a MUST have because this man knows how to tell a story and teach others to do it as well! John Walsh is about as down to earth and simple to understand as anyone I've learned from in ministry. Thanks for your 'Kingdom' work John!

Dennis Swanson
Memorize The Bible Ministries

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