Robert Mark Temple's New Book Teaches About God Using ‘The Wizard of Oz’

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Utilizing biblical principles, ‘The Power of Dorothy!’ draws parallels between Christian walk, Dorothy’s life.

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The challenges people face every day happen while they are seeking to live happy, successful lives.

While popular books often find themselves on the short list for movie contracts, Reverend Robert Mark Temple turns the tables, taking inspiration from the classic movie “The Wizard of Oz” for his new book. “The Power of Dorothy!: Spiritually Speaking: Words of Power and Inspiration for Everyone!” (published by WestBow Press) shares the Gospel with readers by exhibiting the parallels between Dorothy’s life and the Christian life.

“I saw myself in the simple story of Dorothy in ‘The Wizard of Oz,’” Temple writes. “I face many of the problems and challenges Dorothy does, and I am overcoming them using the word of God, the power of the Holy Spirit and the example of Jesus Christ.”

In the “Wizard of Oz,” Dorothy faces unknown challenges while on her quest home to her happy life on the farm. Similarly, the challenges people face every day happen while they are seeking to live happy, successful lives.

“The Power of Dorothy!” combines short, devotional-style readings and relates them to real life issues Dorothy’s character faces in the “Wizard of Oz.” This unique format will help readers find short, practical ways, based in the Bible, to overcome their challenges.

An excerpt from “The Power of Dorothy!”:

“When Dorothy found herself in the Land of Oz, she followed the instructions of the Good Witch, used the power she already possessed, and found her way home.
Likewise, Christians who find ourselves in a world of sin and hypocrisy, like Dorothy, can exercise the power we already possess by following the instructions and commandments of the Good Shepherd!
Strangely, we can learn a lot from a fairy tale, can’t we?”

“The Power of Dorothy!”
By Robert Mark Temple
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 118 pages | ISBN 9781490817224
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 118 pages | ISBN 9781490817200
E-Book | 118 pages | ISBN 9781490817217
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Reverend Robert Mark Temple was born in St. Louis and is the pastor of the Word of God Gospel Fellowship Church, Inc. He lives in Clinton, Md., with his wife, Sallie. His blog, The Word for Today, contains inspiration for all people from all walks of life.

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