Characters Welcome: Old Testament Edition

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
What does a bed warmer, a beauty contest, and a game show called "Outta Time" have to do with the Bible? In Characters Welcome: Old Testament Edition, everything!
Characters Welcome is a collection of 10 mini plays that can be used for Summer sermons, Bible studies, or just plain fun. Each script includes a prop list and questions to consider, so imagining your way to a production is easy. More

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About Todd Farnsworth

Rev. Todd Farnsworth has been a minister in the United Church of Christ since 1987. He has served The Second Congregational Church in Londonderry, VT and The Belchertown United Church of Christ in MA. He is married and has two children. Todd is active in creatively ministering to people who have often been left out of the life of the church. He has produced a television 24 part series (BUCC’S PLACE) for children on local cable television and on the internet. You can find some episodes at
Todd is grateful to his family and friends who encourage him to live “out of the box”.
You may contact Todd with your thoughts or questions at: TMCS2497@GMAIL.COM


Review by: Christine on May 7, 2013 :
This is a unique book that brings to life stories in the Bible. It also gives instructions on how to put these stories into actions through the means of props and costumes; items which are easy to obtain and inexpensive.

I have had the luxury of seeing these stories performed in a church setting and I found this method of Bible presentation helpful in not only understanding the different characters in the Old Testament, but also in being able to apply the characters and stories into a reflection of my own life.

Well done book!
(reviewed 10 days after purchase)
Review by: sherry` 16 on May 3, 2013 :
Rev. Todd Farnsworth has written a book of plays based on Old Testament characters which make the stories come off the page in new and compelling ways. Farnsworth's delightful imagination envisions the stories with faith, creativity, and wit. Discussion questions are included at the end of each skit to facilitate discussion. Farnsworth also includes staging and costume suggestions which are quick and easy, and make these skits appealing for a busy pastor to stage. He includes a theological introduction of drama as a means to share the gospel. Highly recommended- looking forward to the New Testament version. Fun to read and full of creative ideas - our church will definitely be using this book!
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
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