Sally Lloyd-Jones

Sally Lloyd-Jones on Redemption, Christmas, and Storytelling

UncategorizedJared KennedyComment

Last year, my good friend Sam Luce of Redeemer Church in Utica, NY, interviewed Sally Lloyd-Jones of Redeemer Presbyterian in New York, NY, about... what else?  Redemption!  Sally is the author of the well-known Jesus Storybook Bible. Sam and Sally also talked about Christmas, Storytelling, and Children's Ministry.  Here is one of the gems from the article:

Storytelling is performance as much as anything.  And, a crucial part of my performance is obviously rehearsal.  I find trying to tell your story out on real live children is crucial; it will show you want does and doesn't work.  I think it's a bit like being a stand-up comic.  It should sound natural, but it needs to be something you've written, learned, refined and rehearsed.

It's important to involve the children in the story.  When I read stories to children I make eye contact with them and react with them as if I am reading the story for the first time, just like they are.  This keeps it playful and draws the children in as you all react together.

Download the whole thing here.

Kathy Keller interviews Sally Lloyd-Jones about the Jesus Storybook Bible

UncategorizedJared KennedyComment

Sally Lloyd-Jones is author of the excellent gospel-centered resource, the  Jesus Storybook Bible, (Zonderkidz, 2007).  The book invites children to discover for themselves that Jesus is at the center of God’s great story of salvation—and at the center of their story, too.  Lloyd-Jones is a member of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC.  On Wednesday, April 20th from 2:00 until 2:30 EST, she will be interviewed by Kathy Keller, Assistant Director of Communications for Redeemer about the inspiration behind her Bible storybook. Viewers will be able to join in the discussion and email any questions they may have about the book to Sally. You can tune in via Live Stream on April 20th from 2:00 until  2:30pm EST. Check it out!