This book is creative and unique, in that the author helps readers identify with these characters of the Bible that will bring insight and revelation into their own circumstances. The Biblical principles are not compromised, which gives a fascinating viewpoint of why these stories were written – they were written for us: to teach, instruct, edify and comfort. The author also has done an excellent job in providing metaphors that relate to our modern life today, bringing these ancient Biblical characters into our every day life, thus revealing a relevancy that stands the test of time and gives readers the truth of God’s Word.
A CBM Book Review - 10.0 out of 10.0 stars
Stepping Out of the Pages by Karen K. Satterlee brings Old and New Testament Bible characters to life through a series of fascinating monologues without compromising Scriptural truths. Revealing each character’s thoughts, feelings and perspective, these stories bring understanding, faith and hope to readers. All the monologues are meant to be read individually or within a Bible Study Group. At the end of the book, a Study Guide is presented to bring a deeper study into each storyline. Inevitably, a chapter will bring light and life to your heart!
Beginning with Miriam’s perspective of watching her mother place baby Moses in the Nile, the author continues with Mary’s plight as the mother of Jesus. Divided into 7 sections, the author shares insight into some well-known Biblical figures, and some others you may have never head of. Such Biblical characters as the prodigal son are shared, continuing into the parable of the Great Banquet, and insights into Mary of Bethany (The Alabaster Box), Mary of Magdala, Jared’s lunch, Pilate’s Wife, Salome, the dinner guests at Emmaus, Elisha and the widow’s oil, the healing of Naaman, the raising of Lazarus, Midnight Praises (the Philippian jail), a miracle in Cana, the woman with the issue of blood, the Schunemite woman, Lot’s wife and much more with stories on Heaven’s bread (the role of bread in the Bible), the wedding garment (being properly dressed for the wedding Banquet). The last chapter ends in an encouraging challenge to use what God gives us.
Karen K. Satterleealso recommends that these monologues can be used and portrayed in churches as skits to bring meaning and understanding in a creative and artistic framework that can be performed in full costume on the stage. This book comes highly recommended as a book that brings glory and honor to God.