I have used the story cloth for years here in the US and several foreign countries....12 of those were closed countries.... I have found nothing better for a short time teaching tool. IMB Response: Thank you, Chester, for taking the time to share your valuable insights!
Did you know that 80% of the world does not understand a message when it is delivered to them in literate ways? Oral learners can be completely or functionally illiterate; visually or hearing impaired; part of an oral culture; or prefer to learn in an oral manner. There are 5.7 billion oral learners in the world, and of that group over half of them are children!
The Bible Storying Cloth Scarf is a wonderful tool to communicate the message of Christ to oral learners in a way that makes sense to them. This colorful storying cloth has 42 squares vividly illustrating stories from creation to Christ. A page of scripture references is included that corresponds with each of the squares on the cloth. Display the storying cloth on a wall for missions’ events or use it for Bible teaching lessons.
Download these story summaries for each square. Available in these languages:
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The scarf is beautifully colors and well made with easily identifiable stories from the Bible. We send these to a Pastor and his wife in India to distribute to Pastors in many states who use them to tell the stories of the Bible to the oral learners in their churches and communities. IMB Response: Thank you, Kathy, for sharing with us how you're helping to reach the lost in India! What a beautiful way to resource the pastors there with a tool that beautifully communicates the gospel to others. God bless you and all that you do!
I was very happy with this product. It is a unique way to share with children. The scarf and printable book are great! I ordered three. I am giving my grandchildren one each and our children's leader at my church. IMB Response: Thank you, Teresa, what thoughtful ways to share the storying cloths, make memories, and start a new tradition with your grandchildren and the children's leader!
I LOVE it. I am going to make a lap quilt out of it. IMB Response: Connie, what a unique and wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing how you're using the storying cloth!
These Storying Cloths will be used to teach children and adults that are illiterate the stories from the Bible. Feedback: Thank you for letting us know how you are using these storying cloths! This is wonderful!
I used this piece to put on my office wall as a means to remember that Christianity is meant for all the nations not just one particular nation. It’s a nice cloth that I am able to display in my office and those from Kenya and of an African background are able to connect with. Highly recommend for World Missions display or for Bible teaching classes. I also noticed that there is a second cloth called the Acts Story and I might purchase it to go along with this Bible Story cloth.
We have used the “Bible Story Cloth” for many years in The Gambia and most recently in Kenya. The bright colorful pictures aid in telling the stories from Creation to Christ. We are trying to place one in each village and church for the indigenous Pastors to use in continue teaching. Has proven to be very affective in their learning to retell the stories. All ages have enjoyed picking a picture and telling the story learned from the scripture references. And they love how beautiful it is on their church walls, or hanging in a tree. Excellent resource and quality!
This Bible Storying cloth has been very handy over the years working with Children’s groups over the years. We plan to use it and the plan book with our mission trip to Zambia in June. A very good resource for children’s bible stories
What a lovely resource! Excellent quality!
I love the Bible Story Scarf. The pictures are clear and I appreciate the sheet that came with it giving scriptures to reference. I plan to use it with my grandchildren.
This is a beautiful story cloth that one can use to share the gospel, from God's creating to the resurrection of Jesus. It comes with scripture references. One can find the community of believers who use the cloth for ideas and inspiration.
We plan to use this in our children's department and think the cloth is great for telling new Bible stories as well as reviewing ones already shared.
The chronological review is wonderful for folks who know the Bible but can't put the stories in order. As an aid to tell the salvation story, it's perfect. I bought two, one for another avid story teller. Feedback: Thank you so much for your review and for all you're doing for the Kingdom!
Well made, beautiful pictures that tell the Good News of God redeeming man through His Son!
An excellent way to bring the story of God's plan for salvation and Jesus' love and sacrifice for us to people of all ages. A picture is worth more than 10,000 words.
I was thrilled to receive the story cloth! It's beautiful! Our instructor in Sunday School class brought one in to show us! I plan to frame it and put on my wall.
Was fantastic. Can't wait to start using it and making it a part of my story.
This is a great tool but primarily to educate Westerners as to the need for Oral Bible Story communication. The pictures need the story teller.
I saw this in a church I happened to be visiting. In a world where we are more aware of differing learning styles and needs, including the reality that deaf and hard of hearing persons may not hear the stories of the Bible, I thought this a great way for someone to take in the stories of the Bible. The pictures are vibrant! The "cheat sheet" is helpful. One can still expound upon the stories as time permits.
The story cloth is a great way to introduce Bible storying for the 1/3 of the world who cannot read. It is also a guide for using 42 stories. I have probably distributed over 50 of the cloths.
I wrote up short summaries of each square, using the included scriptures. The stories chosen to be included on this cloth take one from creation of angels through why God created us and how He worked through His story to provide us with redemption. This is such a great tool for teaching new believers this story and for sharing it with unbelievers - overseas or in the USA. I ordered several!
Language is never a problem with the Story Cloth. In it you have the entire Bible, showing the Gospel message in pictures. There is also a handy guide showing you the scripture passage each picture refers to.
very effective & useful in many ministries: storying, evangelism, children’s work. etc.
This is a beautiful large scarf that can be used for sharing the gospel and for teaching Bible stories. We want to help young first-generation Cambodians be able to share with the elderly, who probably cannot read. Bible verses come with the scarf that can be developed into Bible studies. It becomes a gift to the one who believes and can help them remember - the Bible in simple drawings.
The Bible Storying cloth is more of a "flag" than a "scarf." I would drop the word scarf from the description and list it as a cloth or "tool."
My heart in missions is for those who cannot read or write and who do not have a Bible.. This storying scarf is an excellent tool for teaching the Bible ... Pictures make "stories" real for some people...
One of our Church members Maggie introduced me to this item, and I couldn't wait to order it. I often do a "Children's Moment" on Sunday mornings. What a great way to share the Bible and our Lord with the children. I recommend this to all pastors and teachers. High quality, great price!
This is the first year that I have been asked to teach the "Missions" class for VBS at my church. When I found this Bible Story Cloth, I ordered it to show the children how missionaries sometimes use different methods to teach the children in other countries about Jesus. The children loved looking at each picture and guessing which Bible story the picture went with.
How true the old saying is: "A picture is worth a thousand words," I don't know. These Bible pictures must be accompanied by the words of story-telling. But pictures help to lock stories into minds. I will not be using the cloths myself; granddaughters going to the Rep. of Congo will be using them, and I think they will find them a great help in working not only with Congolese people, but also with refugees from other African countries. Thank you for designing this useful tool for making Jesus, the Savior of the world, known.
Is a very effective tool both on Mission field and here in the US.
I love this scarf!! Great tool to share God's Story!
When I saw the description I thought this would be something cool to wear; similar in style to the blanket scarf that many stores are selling. And, since in the name, it says scarf, I assumed it could be worn like one. The material is too thick/coarse to do that. definitely not similar to a scarf that I was thinking of. Other than that, it is GREAT! I use this out in the field to open doors to tell people about the Father and His amazing love for us!