Telling Transformation: How We Redeem Narratives and Narratives Redeem Us

Michal Beth Dinkler

Article Type: Doctoral Essay Contest Essay

Publication Date: 7/1/2011

Issue: Bible Translation (Vol. 31, No 3, Summer, 2011)

To read or hear a story is not a passive activity. Narratives—whether biblical, literary, or personal—have the power to transform us, to redeem us and make us new. Paying attention to how this happens will be part of the work of the pastor and the wonder of the Christian life.

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