The Original Storyteller: Become a Better Storyteller in 30 Days by Robert Carnes

The Original Storyteller: Become a Better Storyteller in 30 Days by Robert Carnes

October 4, 2017 by
The Original Storyteller: Become a Better Storyteller in 30 Days by Robert Carnes

Within the last few years, the word storytelling has become a buzzword, especially in business and marketing. However, the idea of story is not a new concept. Stories are powerful and capture attention, and we resonate with them because that’s how God wired us.

In his new 30-day devotional The Original Storyteller, Robert Carnes explores the principles of storytelling using a mix of stories and biblical examples, in 30 daily readings. The purpose is to learn to tell better stories and grow closer to God in the process.

Carnes writes, “There’s a reason the Bible is the best-selling book of all time—it’s the Greatest Story Ever Told. And God is the Greatest Storyteller. As storytellers, we can use the lessons and examples of scripture to tell better stories.”

The book is set up as a 30-day devotional, and each day contains several sections: The Big Idea, Scripture, a Devotional Reading, Prayer, and Action. Each day’s Big Idea presents a storytelling concept, around which everything else for that day revolves.

There’s a reason the Bible is the best-selling book of all time—it’s the Greatest Story Ever Told.

The wide variety of stories from which Carnes pulls snippets as examples is impressive. From classic literature to modern movies, he chooses excellent stories and effortlessly ties them into the biblical illustration.

For anyone serious about improving their writing skills, or even just exercising their creativity, the daily Action is a great tool. These are thought-provoking, applying directly to the day’s topic, and many are challenging, requiring a good chunk of time.

Robert Carnes does a great job creating a devotional that’s interesting, easy to read, and even educational. The Original Storyteller would be great for anyone who appreciates a good story and is looking to see God’s Word through a different lens to gain a better understanding of him.

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You can purchase a print or digital copy of The Original Storyteller, or you can get a free sample now. Also, as a special bonus, our Courageous Storyteller members can get a free digital download of the complete book right nowJoin Courageous Storytellers today!

For more insights, check out our interview with The Original Storyteller author Robert Carnes.

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Sheri Felipe is a freelance graphic designer and writer, with a passion for branding and communications in the church. She currently lives with her husband in West Palm Beach, Fl.
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