L. Ruth Carter

Biography

Writer, public speaker, actor, singer—I am a storyteller. Although I have held many jobs through the years in retail, administration, and Christian theater, I always come back to my love of stories. The very best stories are those that focus on and glorify Jesus Christ.
After spending many years travelling around Canada, the U.S., and Europe with an itinerant drama ministry, I now live in Cottage Country, Ontario with my father and my dog, Scooter.

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Books

Building Bridges: Communicating Bible Truths through Drama
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,830. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / Leadership
Drama is a ministry that can involve many people in a church congregation. This book discusses stagecraft, dramaturgy, and how to use drama in the church, using as its foundation, the command of Christ to love God with all our hearts, bodies, souls, and minds, and our neighbors as ourselves.
This Is My Story, This Is My Song
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Price: Free! Words: 9,780. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2014. Category: Plays » Religious & Liturgical
A program of readings and music about the life and hymns of Fanny Crosby
Leaping Off the Page: Any Time of the Year Edition
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Price: Free! Words: 32,990. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2014. Category: Plays » Religious & Liturgical
Here is a collection of one-act plays, shorter sketches, and monodramas (one-person plays) that can be used in Christian ministry.
Leaping Off the Page: Easter, Mother's and Father's Day Edition
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Price: Free! Words: 16,310. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013. Category: Plays » Religious & Liturgical
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a collection of worship services, plays, poems, and litanies to be used in church services for Easter, Mother's Day, and Father's Day. These programs are simple, requiring only small casts and minimal sets and props. While they do not include music, they suggest appropriate songs. The material has a good variety for both children and adults, and includes audience participation.
Leaping Off the Page: Christmas Edition
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Price: Free! Words: 10,760. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2013. Category: Plays » Religious & Liturgical
A collection of plays, short stories, and poems, this is a resource for churches to use for developing their Christmas programs. The material includes simple performance pieces which can be produced by small, modest groups as well as by larger congregations.

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  • Smashwords Style Guide on April 12, 2013

    I've read the guide, and am in the process of working through the steps. I can think of a major improvement, though. In the table of contents under Formatting, the chapter titles are Step 1, Step 2, etc. It would be so much more helpful if the Steps could be labelled. For example, "Step 3: Turn off Word's Auto-correct." I'd delete the word "Step", too, as a lengthy title gets cut off on my Kobo. If you have the steps labelled, I can navigate to the specific page I need if I'm needed to recheck what size my cover image is supposed to be. An alternate would be leave the table of contents as is, but include a check-list somewhere with the steps and labels. I don't want to give more than three stars because I haven't seen yet whether I've been able to follow all the steps correctly.