Storytellers use the Open the Book Storytelling Bible and Storyteller’s Handbook. The Storytelling Bible includes 90 stories, beginning at Genesis and going all the way through to Revelation.
The Handbook provides everything Storytellers need to say in order to create a full assembly. A welcome and introduction lead into the story which is read, followed by a quiet moment for reflection and wonder, concluding with an offered prayer.
Open the Book is a scripted programme and we ask all Storytellers to stick to the script. Staff in schools value Open the Book because they know exactly what has been said and can answer with confidence any questions they may be asked about the content of the assembly. We've taken great care to ensure that the stories and assembly scripts are acceptable and accessible to the widest possible audience.
Open the Book is a valuable resource, providing a strong and consistent feature for assemblies/acts of collective worship. Teachers can link the Bible stories through to Religious Education lessons.
This material isn't intended for use by school professionals as a resource book for assemblies. Churches or organisations offer it as a free service to schools.