Jesus used stories as part of his Ministry. It is a method that is a special part of Religious Education and Family Life Education. Here are four resources that can help us become better storytellers and help our students tell stories.
This infographic from an artist from Pixar created is largely directed at written storytellers.
Here are two resources from Ireland on Storytelling:
Storytelling – benefits and tips from the British Council
There’s a more scholarly piece on Narrative Theology as it pertains to teaching Religious Education in high schools at http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/catholic/article/download/591/580 It is called “Narrative Theology in the High School Classroom: Teaching Theology Through Literature” by Louis A. Delfra C.S.C. It appeared in Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice. He outlines an interesting Religious Education/English course in the Appendix of the article.
See also Using Storytelling to Integrate Faith and Learning: The Lived Experience of Christian ESL Teachers
The Great Courses have a 24 part series on the art of storytelling at http://www.thegreatcourses.com/tgc/courses/course_detail.aspx?cid=9313 Professor Hannah Harvey’s course is titled, “The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals”