…. they were unschooled, ordinary men …. they had been with Jesus …. the crippled man healed standing with them – Acts 4:13,14

Mark’s Gospel – oral storyteller version

Mark’s gospel is probably the easiest to read gospel.  Filled with action, miracles, interesting characters, snapshot stories … never a dull moment, … punctuated by ‘immediately‘ and ‘at once(36 and 4 times in NKJV respectively).

In the first century, mass education was not as widespread as it is today.  Most people were oral learners.  Stories, narratives, experiences, testimonies were some of the tools used to share  with others, young and old, creating memorable moments.

Mark’s gospel lends itself well as presented by an animated storyteller dramatising the the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Mark 1:1).

In keeping with this oral tradition, here’s a wonderful storyteller version by Max McLean.
Jesus in 1.5 hrs 🙂
… a user-friendly Jesus introduction
… good for new believers.

Drama and visual maps help paint Jesus’ story … and through the art of storytelling, jokes in Mark’s narrative are well captured :-).  The maps demonstrate Jesus extensive journey & ministry, proclaiming the kingdom of God.

More?  Here’s a list of other one-man storyteller versions of Mark’s Gospel on the Internet.  Click here.

With Bible presentations like these, its hard to fall asleep in church.


Mark – chapters 1-3

Mark – chapters 4-6

Mark – chapters 7-9

Mark – chapters 10-12

Mark – chapters 13-16


Here’s Jesus last 24 hours from Mark’s Gospel by Tom Boomershine …

Simple one-man/woman dramatisations of Bible stories are effective, as the audience both see, hear and read the non-verbal nuanced facial expressions & cues of the storyteller.  Here’s some examples – Bible as Sound


Further reading-  Orality: Storytelling the gospel to oral learners & cultures, Click here.

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by 林弟兄, bro Lim
March 20, 2015

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