Below find a myriad of useful tools for learning and telling biblical stories by heart.
Stories by Narrative & Lectionary
Audio commentary on gospel texts and audio performances of the same. Network founder Tom Boomershine does the commentary so it is engaged in performance. Also numerous articles related to performance.
Research a biblical composition
If you have graduated from a Seminary or Divinity school, look into seeing if they offer you online access to the wonderful ATLA data base of articles or ask a clergy friend to help make this connection.
Their index provides commentary by multiple scholars.
oremus Bible Browser
Online NRSV. Look up texts, word searches, etc.
Biblical Performance Criticism
A nearly overwhelming amount of scholarly work on the role of performance in biblical studies.
The website of the Society of Biblical Literature, full of articles and information about the world of the Bible written by various scholars. This site is new enough that there are many gaps yet to be filled, but you will find much of interest.
Sacred Story Journeys
Dennis Dewey’s website with cool free stuff.
Our NBSI video resource page.
Biblical Storytelling in Christian Education
Kurt Jarvis, NBSI member, has developed numerous resources for telling stories to children both in the United States and abroad.
Food for Thought