Stories of the Bible,
narrated by animals
My name is Marion Ette and I am a Christian and lay preacher in the Church.
For some years, I have been interested in creative arts as a way of communicating. We all learn in different ways, but often we remember something we see, rather than something we hear. So I have begun to use some of these arts - currently puppetry, Gospel magic, visual aids and Godly Play - when leading worship, and either in, or maybe instead of, a sermon. Sometimes, when I make a return visit to the church, someone has remembered what I've previously taught.
Interestingly, some creative arts; art, dance, drama, play, music and writing, for example, are also used as therapies. Puppetry has been used in this way, and is also being used in care homes. Also, recently, details have emerged of people with Mental Health problems learning simple magic tricks, and the effect that this has had upon their health, and confidence.
One imaginative way of telling a story is by use of personalised narrative. This involves putting yourself in the story, in this case, a Bible story; imagining that you are one of the characters and telling that story as you see it.
This website is a twist on that idea; telling Bible stories from the viewpoint of animals. If they were able to talk, how would they recount the events, or story? What would they see and observe? The animals you will see are puppets that I own. They can be, and are, taken into churches, schools, care homes and so on to re-tell these stories, or to be involved in their own adventures.
There is information on the Resources pages about where to buy these puppets, different kinds of puppets and how to make your own.
Some of the pages of this website are still under construction.
While you're waiting, why don't you try writing your own Bible tails for some of these characters, or make up other adventures for them?