PEOPLE NEED THE GOSPEL
Everyone needs an understandable presentation of the good news that Jesus saves. For many people that understandable form is an oral form.
MANY LANGUAGES DON’T HAVE CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURE
Only about 10% of the world’s languages have a complete Bible; oral Bible stories can help fill that gap while Bible translation continues.
EVEN IF TRANSLATIONS ARE FINISHED, MANY CAN’T READ IT
An estimated 80% of the world’s population does not read well enough to understand the Bible, even if they have one in their language.
ORAL METHODS ARE EFFECTIVE
Cultures have used story, song, poetry, ceremonies, apprenticeships, recitation, etc. to transmit their culture for generations.
ORAL BIBLE STORIES ARE APPEALING
Many people enjoy hearing the stories of the Bible more than reading them; they are more willing to believe the stories they’ve heard and discussed.
TRADITIONAL ORAL ART FORMS ARE REASSURING
Presenting biblical content in familiar oral formats conveys that Christianity does not destroy cultures’ art forms but redeems them and enriches them.