Bible Storytelling and Healing Communities

  • Janet Stahl
Keywords: Bible Storytelling, Storying, Esther Project, Healing, Trauma, Crisis, Restoration


In this paper, Janet Stahl provides a glimpse into the power of Bible storytelling in both personal and community healing. Through years of practical experience working alongside teams of people who are crafting and telling biblical stories for the first time in their own languages, Stahl and her husband have seen effects related to physical, emotional, spiritual, and relational healing. The challenge for storytellers is to learn to identify people who are suffering from emotional or spiritual wounds, and learn methods within the scope of the Bible storytelling to help them on the path toward healing. Library research adds further perspective on the topics of storytelling, illness, emotional health, and resiliency.