For Christ and the Church (dramatic reading)

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(4.4 stars; 11 reviews)

Rev. Mark Spencer is about to give up on writing his sermon one Saturday night when the Devil comes to him and tries to discourage him by reminding him how few of the people who have pledged themselves to make their motto, 'For Christ and the Church' keep it. The minister decides to preach a sermon like nothing the people in his congregation have ever heard before--a sermon that stirs them to action and to give themselves fully to God. A sermon that urges them to pledge themselves again to Christ and the Church! - Summary by Esther ben Simonides

Cast List
Rev. Mark Spencer: David Olson
The Devil: K. Adrian Stroet
Miss Gertrude Brooks: Esther ben Simonides
Andrew's Mother: Teresa Bauman
Andrew Stewart: toadoftoadhall
Mrs. Carter: Joyfull
Mr. Bruce Carter: Larry Wilson
Judge Morton: Daniel Walø
Mrs. Morton: Adele de Pignerolles
Mr. Locke: Bill Mosley
Narrator: Rachel

(0 hr 57 min)


Dramatis Personae and Prologue 11:08 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter I 13:11 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter II 13:26 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter III 9:46 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter IV 9:57 Read by LibriVox Volunteers


Wonderful; Poignant

(5 stars)

This short story is really good and has a great lesson to it. The readers did well and things were put together nicely. Rachel, the narrator, is my favorite reader and she was great. The story is basically a super mini version of 'In His Steps' by the same author though while the plot is the same, the cast basically the same, the actual story is different. A pleasant listen and heart needing message. I did cry, affected just as the Pastor and some members were by the lack of faithfulness in commitment that all Christians suffer greatly at some time and somewhat all the time.

good story but some of the voice inflections need work

(3 stars)


(5 stars)

Very convicting and focused on what is real