Bible Characters tell their stories
When we read about men and women in the Bible, they seem larger than life and almost unreal. We often find it hard to relate to them. Several years ago I began to think what it would be like if one of them gave their testimony in more modern terms. "Isaac" was my first "contemporary testimony" and was initially intended for a youth audience. However the response from adults showed me that it was a powerful means of touching them too.

More recently I added "Joseph" (from the Old Testement), and because his story gets quite long, I chose to tell it at the point he became Number 2 in Egypt.

You may freely download the texts on PDF, and listen to my versions on mp3, and use them yourself.

Isaac's Testimony

Usually we read this story and talk about the faith of Abraham. But what would it be like for Isaac? What about his faith?

Hi. My name is Isaac. I want to tell you about something that happened to me when I was about 12.

I come from a very religious family. In fact my Dad is kind of a religious fanatic. My mom and Dad were told by an angel that I would be born when Mom was 90 and Dad was 100. My mom laughed at the idea but here I am, living proof that the angel was right.
One day my Dad came home......

To read more, you can download the text here
Or listen to / download the mp3 here
Joseph's Testimony

How do you think Joseph felt every time someone did something bad to him? God used many different people to refine him, and teach him to forgive.

Just a few days ago I was in a prison, and now I’m out, I’m all cleaned up and shaved, and I’m the Governor of all the land. I can hardly believe it myself, but God has set me free and promoted me, and here I am.
I want to tell you how I came to be in this situation.

I come from a large family of 11 brothers and....

To read more, you can download the text here
Or listen to / download the mp3 here