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Stay tuned for our 2025 Epic Telling
based on the book of Job

Meanwhile, watch the video of 
Epic Telling 2024
"Wilderness Wanderings"

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What will we experience together?

A high point of any Festival of Biblical Telling is the performance of the "Epic Telling.” This is an energizing team-telling that gives us a chance to experience a large portion of scripture together, as told by a variety of tellers. It is such a gripping event that it has come to be known as Epic.

How do I take part in the telling?

Check the chart to decide which part you would like to learn and tell by heart.

Tap the button above the chart to fill out and submit your top three choices. We’ll let you know your assigned part within 48 hours.

Learn your part by heart and video-record yourself telling it. Video Guidelines will be available.

The actual performance of the Epic will be a broadcast of our fully edited Epic Telling video. Invite your friends and family!

How do I prepare?

Learn the passage by heart and be ready to tell it on video without prompts or reading  the page.

Our practice is to use the NRSV or the Common English Bible, so please make sure to learn from one of those translations.

As a general rule when learning the passage by-heart, aim for about 95% story content accuracy and 75% word accuracy. It’s not a competition to get all the words perfect!

You can find many inspiring examples of scripture telling in the Biblical Storytelling Library.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Epic Convener Catherine Stuart

"Wilderness Wanderings:
An Epic Telling of Deuteronomy"

Tap on the underlined scripture reference to have it open in another tab

to Bible Gateway

Anchor 1
Introduction to the Book

Deut. 1:1-5

Catherine Stuart
5 verses
Leaving Mt Horeb; Organizing Themselves

Deut. 1:6-19

Pradeep Kumar
13 verses
Israel’s Refusal to Enter the Land

Deut. 1:19-47

Mike Poteet
28 verses
Some of the "Adventures in the Wilderness"

Deut. 2:26-3:22

BJ & Karen Johnston & Heather Seargeant
36 verses
Moses Views Canaan From Pisgah

Deut. 3:23-29

Claudia Barnes
7 verses
Moses Commands Obedience

Deut. 4:1-24

John Epp
24 verses
Warning about Breaking the Covenant

Deut. 4:25-40

Linnea Good
16 verses
The Ten Commandments

Deut. 5:1-18

Jean Bubba
22 verses
The Great Commandment

Deut. 6:1-25

Fay Lundin
25 verses
A Warning Not to Forget God in Prosperity

Deut. 8:1-10

Susan Philip
10 verses
Don’t Forget what God Did in the Wilderness!

Deut. 8:11-20

John Wesselson
10 verses
Retelling the Golden Calf

Deut. 9:6-24

Jan Bihl
19 verses
Moses Intercedes; The Second Pair of Tablets

Deut. 9:25-10:11

Heidi Koschzek
16 verses
The Essence of the Law

Deut. 10:12-11:2

Paula Dubeski
13 verses
The Passover Reviewed

Deut. 16:1-8

Leela Sudhakar
8 verses
Festival of Weeks; Festival of Booths

Deut. 16:9-17

Gerhard Bihl
9 verses
First Fruits and Tithes

Deut. 26:1-15

Pegi Rideout
15 verses
God’s Fidelity Assured

Deut. 30:1-20

Kate Jones
20 verses
Moses and Joshua Receive God’s Charge

Deut. 31:14-23

Mike Poteet
10 verses
Moses Dies and is Buried in the Land of Moab

Deut. 34:1-9

Stephanie McClellan
9 verses

Deut. 34:10-12

Catherine Stuart
3 verses
Anchor 2

Here is Michele Rizolli to tell you about the Epic Telling process

[Heads up: She mentions that it will be told in person, which a previous Epic was. However, you will see that the 2024 Epic Telling is pre-recorded and broadcast]

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