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Thespian Theology: Lent/Easter, Cycle A [Paperback]

By John A. Tenbrook (Author)
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John TenBrook follows up his popular titles with an all-new collection of fun and enlightening sketches based on Cycle A lectionary readings for Lent and Easter. The offbeat humor of TenBrook's scenes is a great way to share the Gospel. Audiences will laugh while they are stimulated to look at the scriptural message in a new light. Originally developed for presentation by a high school-age youth group, these versatile pieces can be used in place of the Sunday sermon or for youth porgrams and other fellowship settings. The simple, easy-to-perform sketches are an excellent tool for reaching out to unchurched people and getting them excited about Jesus Christ. Each skit is accompanied by "Thespian Theological Thoughts" that make a clear connection between the drama and the scripture passage. It's just what you need to inject a healthy dose of fun into the serious business of speaking and hearing the Word of God.

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John TenBrook follows up his popular CSS titles "Thespian Theology: The Parables Of Jesus As One-Act Plays" and "Thespian Theology: Advent/Christmas/Epiphany, Cycle A" with an all-new collection of fun and enlightening sketches based on Cycle A lectionary readings for Lent and Easter. The offbeat humor of TenBrook's scenes is a great way to share the gospel -- audiences will laugh while they are stimulated to look at the scriptural message in a new light. Originally developed for presentation by a high school-age youth group, these versatile pieces can be used in place of the Sunday sermon or for youth programs and other fellowship settings -- and the simple, easy-to-perform sketches are an excellent tool for reaching out to unchurched people and getting them excited about Jesus Christ. Each skit is accompanied by "Thespian Theological Thoughts" that make a clear connection between the drama and the scripture passage. It's just what you need to inject a healthy dose of fun into the serious business of speaking and hearing the Word of God.
Some of the amusing titles include:
- Don't Tempt Me (Lent 1)
- Jesus Christ, M.D. -- Ophthalmology (Lent 4)
- First Church of the Eighteen Holes (Easter 3)
- The True Extension Cord (Easter 6)
A graduate of Harvard University (B.A. and M.B.A.), John A. TenBrook has been addicted to the theatre ever since he appeared in Harvard's famous Hasty Pudding Show as an undergraduate. He has worked in marketing and public relations for the Westvaco and Friendly Ice Cream corporations, and has also served as Director of Community Relations for two social service agencies in the Springfield, Massachusetts area. He is currently the Communications Coordinator for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts.

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Item Specifications...


Studio: CSS Publishing Company
Pages   118
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.46" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.33"
Weight:   0.39 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2002
Publisher   CSS Publishing Company
ISBN  0788018590  
ISBN13  9780788018596  


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Reviews - What do customers think about Thespian Theology?

These plays are so good!  May 11, 2007
I definitely recommend this book. The dialogue is great, the humor is absolutely hilarious, and most importantly, the messages are great. All the plays are based on the parables of Jesus and these plays can work with middle schoolers, high schoolers...even adults! John Tenbrook did a great job. I wish he would write more plays!
 
Good Book about the Good Book  May 5, 2005
I have read this book and find it amusing and teaching at the same time. Mr. TenBrook has put his talents to good use and the short plays are easy to understand and give a good message to both youth and grown-ups. I am going to use two of his short one-act plays with my adult singles group MOSAIC. The plays are easy to do, the lines are not to difficult to learn. We hope to fun with some improvisation, and get some group participation as the cast.
 

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