B 81 Interpreting Bible Stories with Children and Young Teens (2016)


Bible stories are often taught to children as if there is a moral or doctrinal lesson which needs to be extracted from them by the right interpretive method. But children naturally prefer to inhabit the stories they read, and make concrete connections with their own situation. 

This fascinating study explores from research how children do this and offers a framework to enable us to help them engage effectively—which might even change the way we read as well.

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Author: Melody R Briggs

Melody Briggs works in theological education for the Lindisfarne Regional Training Partnership. She has taught theology in a range of colleges, churches and mission organizations for the past 25 years. Her book ‘How Children Read Biblical Narrative’ is forthcoming from Wipf and Stock. She lives and works in Durham.

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