UUA Bookstore Presents A GOOD TELLING by Kristin Maier
UUA Bookstore Presents A Good Telling: Bringing Worship to Life with Story by Kristin Maier.
The art of storytelling can enrich any worship service. Whether you are reading stories from a picture book or preaching them from memory in the pulpit, this book can help you choose meaningful stories and learn how
to tell them in powerful ways.
A Good Telling explains foundational techniques and provides practice exercises. It also offers strategies for successfully incorporating audience participation with children and adults. Supplemental material at the back includes a workshop series, complete with five ready-to-go skill-building sessions and a model for peer-to-peer sharing of stories.
The book also includes a comprehensive list of resources that shows where to find scores of other appropriate stories to tell. Whether you are a novice or a storytelling veteran, A Good Telling is an important new addition to any worship leader's library. Pre-order your copy today.
"From seasoned preachers to occasional volunteers, worship leaders in many
settings will welcome Kristin Maier's thoughtful encouragement and practical advice
to weaving stories effectively into well-crafted services. This book is a reliable guide to choosing appropriate material, practicing basic technique, and developing confidence. Urging 'not perfection, but authenticity,' Maier shows how good stories well-told can invite listeners of all ages into a larger, sacred narrative."
-Victoria Safford, senior minister, White Bear UU Church, Mahtomedi, MN
Watch Kristin's videos on Dynamic Volume and Using Elastic Tempo to get a preview of some of the excellent advice offered in the book.