Bob Hartman....Bringing Stories to Life


Bob Hartman is a prolific children's writer and writes guidance materials for those involved in Children's Ministry. This diocesan event was well attended with each part of the diocese and our neighbouring diocese represented. For all those who attended the evening in Rossorry Hall they certainly had the Bible brought to life. The audience engaged well with Bob Hartman and asked relevant and interesting questions. Bob demonstrated telling Bible stories and how important stories were in Biblical times as well as for today's children. He emphasised how children respond to stories and that we as children's ministry workers have to capture the magic and mystery of the tale when we are telling it. His story telling was very interactive and everyone had a part to play, which helped us remember the story and also kept our interest.

Real Life Book Shop had brought a great range of Bob's books for those present to purchase as well as other relevant guidance material.

Clogher Diocese is very grateful to Building Blocks for including us as part of the programme this year. It was a privilege for Rossorry Parish to host this event and we look forward to similar events in the future.

Photo from left to right: Rev Ian Ellis (B.O.E.N.I.), Evelyn Skuce, Helen Houston, Bob Hartman, Carole Livingstone, Diane Donaldson, Vivienne Kells, Barbara McDade (Building Blocks) Ruth Watson, Wendy Houston