Growing up in the desert I learned to exercise my imagination beyond the big sky and desert landscape. Stories ran in my mind in full color and I often found myself in faraway places. Roald Dahl whisked my mind away to the land of giants, while C. S. Lewis carried my imagination to Narnia. I loved escaping through the pages of a good book.
StoryMakers is here to make a connection between the stories of the Bible and a child’s greatest gift of imagination.
StoryMakers hopes to communicate the seemingly impossible with the hope of plausibility. Children and grown-ups are captivated by the strength of a story. The human story found in Bible has enough drama and risk to capture any listener, if the story is told well.
Somehow, the same imagination we use to tell stories of Nessie, giants, or fairy tales are often stale when applied to the first stories, like creation, the great flood, and beyond. Without a spirit of passion and creativity, the Biblical narrative can grow dull.
Ten years ago we began playing, using our own imaginations to envision how we share the “old stories” that foster faith. Can you imagine what the Garden of Eden was like? Or the stormy days of Noah? And let’s not forget Jonah’s time in the belly of a whale.
Let us whisk you and your littles to a place that isn’t just a fairy tale with a happily ever after, but to true stories that tell us about a God who creates, loves, and forgives.
Come along with us. . .