WATCH and WONDER
Matthew 28: 1-10, 16-20
as told by “ByHeart”–Shelley Gnade and Mary-beth Howard (beginning at 2:30)
with opening commentary by Dr. Tom Boomershine
a video produced by The Seed Company in conjunction with the Network of Biblical Storytellers
For more of the Seed Company/NBS stories click HERE.
Shelley and Mary-beth are an incredible storytelling duo based out of Delaware. They are amazing. I am always inspired by what happens when the story is told by more than one person. I had my first experience of actually doing it at the NEXT Church conference–Jeff Krehbiel and I told a story together. My initial preparations were done alone. When Jeff and I got together to practice, I was amazed by the new things I saw/experienced in the text because of the space that was made present in telling it together.
For all ages: Try telling this story (or another) with a partner! Read the story aloud a few times, and begin by remembering it TOGETHER (in your own words).
For the younger set: Grown ups and kids tell together. For the folks with really young children–start simple–read the story aloud and give them a cue when it’s time to say “DO NOT BE AFRAID!”
Here is the story broken up for telling (CEB): Matthew 28: 1-10, 16-20.