Religion tells the story of a God who enters human history and of an unfolding relationship in time with humanity, giving shape event o human experience. This relationship is rooted in history and it takes form in concrete historical events and persons. It continues to be part of the cultures we live in and which in turn shape our daily living. As a renowned theologian once wrote, ‘People are the words with which God tells his story’.
In our journeys of faith, the stories we read in the Scriptures continue to provide us with sure points of reference. As the structure itself of this Year Six resource book for Religious Education demonstrates, religion is not simply concerned with the retelling of past stories, but it is about a story that extends in time and space in the lives and experiences of people of every age.