Item description for Skits That Teach: Lactose Free for Those Who Can't Stand Cheesy Skits (Youth Specialties) by Eddie James & Tommy Woodard...
Overview Skits have never been this easy to do or this accessible. With more than 200 vignettes to choose from
Publishers Description I ve watched the Skit Guys for more than 10 years; Eddie and Tommy are storytellers. They were telling stories before storytelling was all the rage. In their latest book, the Skit Guys let us peek inside their incredibly creative minds. -Allen Jackson, New Orleans Seminary When it comes to skits, the Skit Guys have the corner market on the good stuff. They are engaging, thought provoking and hilarious without being cheesy or cliche. Their unique style is clean, clever, clear, and ... funny You can t go wrong with these two. -Darren Whitehead, Director of Next Gen Ministries, Willow Creek Community Church I ve been in student ministry for over 30 years, and the Skit Guys are pretty much the greatest skit guys ever. Here s another resource from the chimerical minds of Eddie and Tommy that will help us youth workers in the trenches. This book will aid you greatly in your continuous pursuit of excellence in the world of drama. In other words, buy this freaking book -Bob Johns, First Woodway, Waco, Texas (the guy that gave them their first gig) 35 CHEESE-FREE SKITS If you re looking for fun and creative ways to involve your students in learning, you can stop looking. Skits That Teach provides you and your students everything you need to act out funny and compelling skits with total confidence. Search by topic or by group size to find the perfect comedic or dramatic sketch to help illustrate a point or just start a dialogue. The Skit Guys, Eddie James and Tommy Woodard, have tested these skits on teenagers around the country, and they ve brought together some of the best for this great resource. Plus they give you everything you need for each skit---overview, characters, location, Scripture reference, props, direction pointers, and a complete script. The Skit Guys avoid the cheesy dialogues and scenes typically found in Christian dramas and instead bring fun characters, witty scripts, and entertaining situations to their skits, all categorized by: * Skits for Idiots (it would take an idiot not to be able to do them right ) * Monologues * Duets/Ensembles * Comedy * Drama * Scripture Readings THE SKIT GUYS are Eddie James and Tommy Woodard, two high school friends who love to communicate God s Word in dynamic and captivating ways through the use of drama, teaching, and comedy. They ve been involved in various ministries and impacting lives for more than a decade. The duo has written numerous dramas, plays, and humorous skits that cover a wide variety of topics. They re the authors of Instant Skits along with their own Skit Guys resources. Eddie James has coauthored four volumes of the Videos That Teach series with Doug Fields."
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Studio: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.98" Width: 8.48" Height: 0.47" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2006
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series Youth Specialties
ISBN 031026569X ISBN13 9780310265696 UPC 025986265694
Availability 0 units.
More About Eddie James & Tommy Woodard
The Skit Guys are Eddie James and Tommy Woodard, two high school friends who love to communicate God's Word in dynamic and captivating ways through the use of drama, teaching, and comedy. They have been involved in various ministries and impacting lives for more than a decade. The duo has written numerous dramas, plays, and humorous skits that cover a wide variety of topics. They're the authors of Skits That Teach and Instant Skits, along with their own Skit Guys resources. Eddie James has also coauthored three volumes of Videos That Teach, with Doug Fields.
Eddie James currently resides in Waco, in the state of Texas. Eddie James was born in 1970.
Reviews - What do customers think about Skits That Teach?
Insensitive Feb 25, 2007
Youth are impressionable and this is emphasizing the fact that whatever is "trendy" or "cool" also includes being desensitized to racially insensitive comments. The whole "It's just a joke" doesn't cut it when there's alot of history behind racial stereotyping and the results from it, "joke" or "no joke." It all starts somewhere. We get enough of this from the media. How is the body of Christ any different if we're allowing this kind of material to circulate? It's not an issue of "us" against "them" but about truly being brothers and sisters in the church representing love, understanding, and compassion standing in solidarity with each other. Is this what we're truly teaching our youth? Or are we simply adding anything to the name of Christ to make Christianity more "trendy" and "enjoyable"? When was Christ about those things? How much are we compromising? ANd where does "loving your neighbor as yourself" fit here?
Contains Racially offensive material against Asian-Americans. Feb 24, 2007
pokes fun at Chinese food delivery man with a stereotypical immigrant accent. Here are some exerpts:
"Herro, Dis is Wok's Up Restaurant calling to confirm your order. . . . I think that, yes, you total is 14 dollar 95 cent."
"Herro? This is Wok's Up Restaurant again. We have drive and drive, and we can't find you house. We don't find you house soon, you pu pu get cold. Pu pu good when it hot."
(Hostile) "Okay, we drive for long time looking for you house. I tell you, you go outside and I look for you. I am driving a red Rincon (Lincoln) Continental. You pu pu still getting cold. Bye!
"Okay, I drive for long time and I stil not find you house. So I am eating you pu pu! Ruckiry it still warm. I was hungry, so I eat it. Mmmmm . . . this pu pu is good. (Smacks lips a few times) You on my bad rist. You don't call us anymore. Bye!
Impressionable youth may be exposed to racist attitudes and may make fun of minorities with their friends because of messages from secular media, but I never expected that an upstanding organization like Zondervan would send these messages. I am absolutely disappointed and outraged that these authors and Zondervan has the intention to teach this to American teenagers in the name of Christ. Please join me and speak out. Do not purchase this product.