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How Eyewitness Bible Series Came About

We are often asked about the origin of the Eyewitness Bible Series. Phil Smith, the creator of the series had been reading and studying about the use of storytelling in teaching the Bible (called the Orality Movement). Over two years ago, the teacher of Phil’s Bible class announced they would be doing a verse-by-verse study of Acts, he asked if the teacher would consider another alternative. The teacher gave Phil a couple of weeks to propose a different way to teach it.