Using C.S. Lewis’s own words, award-winning actor Max McLean inhabits Lewis to take us on his rigorous journey from hard-boiled atheist to “the most reluctant convert in all England.” Discover how the “Hound of Heaven” pursued Lewis relentlessly until he finally “gave in”…only to become the most influential Christian writer of the 20th century.
Genesis is the story of stories, an eloquent telling of the first book of the Bible, a theatrical tour de force. With remarkable energy and a gift for storytelling that can prickle the back of your neck, McLean captures the humor and pathos in Genesis' dramatic sweep from Eden to Babel, from the immense flood of Noah to Abraham's heart-cleaving sacrifice of his son Isaac, from the epic destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah to Jacob's soul-wounding wrestling match with the Angel of God.
Charles Wesley penned more than 6,500 magnificent hymns. His hymns speak clearly of the theology and belief of the early Methodist movement. In this fascinating one-man play, you'll hear the true stories of the early days of Methodism, the events that led up to his conversion, his brother John's "Aldersgate Experience," and the astonishing events that unfolded as the Wesley brothers first began to preach -- and sing -- in the fields of England.
Out of a life of conflict and danger Susanna Wesley brought a new vitality to the religious life of the world. Married to Anglican pastor Samuel Wesley, she gave birth to 19 children. Amidst the hardships of an impoverished early eighteenth century English home, she trained her sons, John and Charles Wesley, in a style of Christian discipline and spirituality that would forever leave its mark on world Christianity.
We have all felt the power of a well-told story. That's one reason why teachers, preachers and speakers who could tell a story are so fondly remembered. Their stories touched us, taught us, shaped us. Now it's our turn. We yearn to tell stories that will touch, teach and shape the hears in our family circle, classroom, congregation or public forum. Storytelling Know-How for Teachers, Preachers and Speech-ifiers shows just how to tell such stories, how our eyes, voice, face, hands and props can be used to make our listeners' imaginations soar.
This set includes two stage performances with Max MacLean: Genesis and Mark's Gospel (new edition).