This site began on October 13, 2009. Dr. Pamela Mitchell-Legg was teaching a class on children’s and youth literature and faith and wanted a way to share her students’ work with a broader audience. The Library at Union Presbyterian Seminary saw a connection with this academic classwork and our own work as a theological seminary library and Storypath was created.
On June 30, 2020 – nearly eleven years later – we’re finishing our work here. It has been a joy to share this work with you. We’ve heard from so many of you how the resources here have supported you as parents, pastors,educators, teachers and people who share books with children and youth. We are grateful.
We are grateful, too, for every writer who shared a book review or wrote a Lectionary Link or created a bibliography or lesson plan. It is their imagination and intelligence and faith that enabled them to not only connect books and faith, but to connect with you in very real ways. This site would not exist without their contributions. We have uploaded an excel spreadsheet to this page which shows every connection these writers made since we began the Lectionary Links here.
As of today, we’ve made some changes that make this site less of a shared conversation and more of a searchable archive. Within a few days, comments will be stopped. As of today, you can no longer sign up for updates via email and our contact form has been removed. We will no longer have anything new to post to Pinterest. We will keep the Storypath Facebook page operational for awhile longer as a place for conversation. We hope those of you find great books, or make your own Lectionary links, will post there so that the Storypath community can share in your wisdom. If it doesn’t appear to be a place where communication happens, we’ll close that after awhile.
Today marks the end of Storypath as a constantly renewed website. But for those who have found a home in God’s story of love for God’s world, sharing that Story is our calling and our joy. May God bless you as you continue to ‘tell the old, old Story’ in new ways.
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