The Study Edition has everything in the Listener Edition, a one-year subscription, two bonus audios ("How does Dale Read the Bible?", "What does it mean to be 'Chosen'?), and study questions for every Story and Side B. The Study Guide offers invaluable questions (OVER 500!) for personal growth, relationships, church-life, politics and everything in between, perfect for personal reflection and family interaction. Included are suggestions to use the guide on personal retreats, on your commute, and times in the routine to help your kids engage.
What if all the Bibles were burned? Who would tell the stories of Jesus? We will!
Join Dale Fincher as he tells the stories of Jesus from the Gospel of Mark. Learn the stories and their meanings so you may remember them for yourself and share them to the next generation.
“Dale engages your kids’ intelligence, refusing to patronize or dumb down Jesus’ teachings. You and your family will be strengthened to trust Jesus with your lives. You’ll find the humanity and divinity of Jesus both tangible and inspiring. You will see how to keep telling the stories of Jesus for years to come.”
In this "storytelling" format, Dale does not read from any particular version of Scripture. He draws from several translations plus his own studies and creates a paraphrased story from the text. This approach has several advantages: 1) We hear the story with fresh ears, 2) We hear the meaning of the original story, 3) We learn how to tell these stories for ourselves, especially those who struggle to memorize verbatim text. Think about it: the stories of Jesus first traveled through the world by people simply sharing them with one another, years before Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John wrote them down.
Each of these stories leads with a question in the title to help the listener look beyond the familiar story into the heart of what Jesus was saying and doing. For the LIFETIME and STUDY EDITIONS, additional study questions are included with each story for easy reference (and a PDF with all the study questions for you to print out if you desire). Alongside each story is additional commentary by Dale which we call the "Side B."
How many recordings are there? 76 audios, plus more for bonus materials in STUDY and LIFETIME editions.
How long are these recordings? The average audio is 11 minutes in length, ranging from 3 minutes to 25 minutes.
What is the best way to listen to these stories? While each person will have his or her own preference, listening on a walk, commute, or in a quiet room may be best for the individual. As a family, find a time to listen to the story together. Parents can listen in advance and be ready to ask one or two of the study questions to the kids for discussion.