Popular Reader’s Theater Publisher Launches The Lord’s Prayer Playbook® at Saddleback Church Mirroring Rick Warren's Sermons

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Playbooks, Inc. launches The Lord’s Prayer Playbook®, in a successful weekend introduction at Saddleback Church. The creative story mirrors the seven sermons on the Lord’s Prayer that well known Pastor Rick Warren has preached many times and is now being featured as a resource for parents in Saddleback Church’s current parenting focused series. The story is designed to be read aloud, like a play, without memorization, props or a stage by families or any small group of youth or adults. Written by reader’s theater expert and Saddleback Church member, Dianna Cleveland, this reader’s theater story helps readers appreciate the meaning behind this profound prayer. Five modern-day fictional characters find themselves in a crisis and realize they need to pray. As they try to interpret the seven most powerful messages of the prayer together, they realize by the end they can find God’s solutions to all their struggles within this simple prayer. This book brings a practical perspective to which readers of all ages can relate.

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The Lord's Prayer Playbook®

The creative story mirrors the seven sermons on the Lord’s Prayer that well known Pastor Rick Warren has preached many times.

Playbooks, Inc. (aka the Playbooks Reader’s Theater company) has just launched a new addition to its library, The Lord’s Prayer Playbook®, in a successful weekend introduction at Saddleback Church in Southern California. The creative story mirrors the seven sermons on the Lord’s Prayer that well known Pastor Rick Warren has preached many times. This Playbook® is now being featured as a resource for parents in Saddleback Church’s current parenting focused series. The story content is appropriate for Grades 2 through adult and is designed to be read aloud, like a play, without memorization, props or a stage, although it makes a great performance for any church service for both youth and adults. It’s ideal for families, teens and adults to read aloud together at home, and for youth and adults in a classroom or church setting. With 30 Bible references throughout the story and discussion questions and exercises, it’s also ideal for Bible study groups.

Written by reader’s theater expert and Saddleback Church member, Dianna Cleveland, this reader’s theater story helps readers appreciate the meaning behind this profound prayer. Five modern-day fictional characters find themselves in a crisis and realize they need to pray. As they say the Lord’s Prayer together, they become vocal about their own personal worries, hurts, guilt, regrets, and uncontrollables interrupting the prayer all along the way. As they try to interpret the seven most powerful messages of the prayer together, they realize by the end they can find God’s solutions to all their struggles within this simple prayer.

The Lord’s Prayer Playbook® is written and presented in the unique and patented Playbook® multi-leveled and color-coded reader’s theater format which is designed for reading in small interactive social groups. Each character’s dialogue appears in a different color throughout the story making it easy for each reader to identify his or her role. Roles are also written at varied reading levels so that younger or less skilled readers can read a part successfully while older or more advanced readers read more difficult text. Playbooks® are best known for use in schools and after-school programs across the nation for building reading skills, fluency, and confidence in students. Because reader’s theater is so much fun, it makes an excellent tool for teaching valuable content from character building and religious education to core academics! With over 80 stories in this unique format, Playbooks, Inc. provides this valuable resource.

Playbooks, Inc., headquartered in Ladera Ranch, CA, has been providing fun and engaging stories for more than 10 years and is the leading provider of reader’s theater materials in the educational industry. http://www.playbooks.com.

For more information on the Lord's Prayer Playbook®, please visit: http://www.thelordsprayer.us.com

About the Author
Dianna Cleveland is the founder of Playbooks, Inc. and author of numerous multi-leveled reader’s theater scripts for Grades K-12. Ms. Cleveland is considered to be one of the nation’s foremost experts on reader’s theater with her extensive background working with teachers in developing innovative, specialized reader’s theater curriculum and her work in the field through her non-profit organization, Read to Achieve, Inc. She has also trained thousands of educators across the nation in how to implement a research-based, measurable reader’s theater program through workshops taught at numerous national, regional, and state educational conferences as well as school and district trainings.

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