Great Women of the Bible
Elizabeth, Mary Magdalene & Priscilla come to life in Laurette's acclaimed One-Woman Musical Drama!
LIVE – and on DVD.
Undoubtedly “the greatest story ever told,” like the photographs on this page, has many varied colors and expression.
In Laurette Willis' one-woman show Great Women of the Bible you will meet three remarkable women who tell the story of when “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:14).”
Subtitled “Witnesses of the Messiah,” the three women you will meet are Elizabeth, Mary Magdalene and Priscilla.
“Great Women of the Bible had been a project the Lord first put on my heart shortly after I committed my life to Jesus Christ,” says Laurette. “Over the years I would study different women of the Bible and the lessons their lives teach us. I would write sketches about them, praying for ways to present these women to the people of today.”
The sensitivity with which these Great Women are presented to us brings us into their world so we hear what they hear, see what they see and feel as they feel.
“Laurette was invited to present Great Women of the Bible for our Sunday morning worship service. Our church members were mesmerized by her performance. Especially effective was her benediction at the end of her dramatization, which led into the altar call at the end of the service…
“Laurette is multi-talented, and humbly uses these talents to bring the gospel message to as many people as she can. Her heart is completely set on bringing glory to our Lord.”
Dr. Charles E. Higgs, Senior Pastor – First Baptist Church, Portland, TX
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Have you ever wished you could step back in time, just for a day, and sit at the feet of the Master as He spoke with His disciples?
Have you ever wondered how Elizabeth and Zechariah felt when they discovered she was with child, just as the angel Gabriel said she would be – a woman who was “barren” and “well on in years?”
Her son was John the Baptist (called “Yochanan the Immerser” by his people), prophesied by Isaiah as “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the LORD; make His paths straight (Isaiah 40:3; Matthew 3:3).’”
Have you ever wished you could step on board with Paul the Apostle as he sailed throughout the known world spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ?
What was the first century church really like, and why were people willing to give all, even unto death, for the sake of Christ?
Several original songs are neatly woven throughout the piece. Elizabeth’s songs have a decided Jewish flavor to them, “Elohim Hu Kol Yachol (God, You Are Able)” and the vibrant praise song, “Shiru Le’Adonai (Sing Unto the Lord).”
Mary Magdalene touches our hearts as she relates how Yeshua (Jesus) changed her life in “Home Was Just a Memory.” The second act closes with a musical depiction of the crucifixion and resurrection that has audiences cheering by the end of “He Is Risen!”
“Great Women of the Bible” is also the name of the CD by Laurette Willis and producer/arranger Steve Cypert. “Traded for a Martyr’s Crown” is sung by the character of Priscilla, who with her husband Aquila worked closely with Paul the Apostle.
As Paul awaits execution in the horrid Tullianum prison in Rome, Priscilla sings of Paul’s readiness to join the Lord in heaven:
“Traded for a Martyr's Crown, Traded by grace; Traded for a place with Him, Soon face-to-face.
Out of the body is present with the Lord–Our ast breath breathed in this world…our next breath with God.” ©2003 LWillis
Now Available: RUTH
Experience the Old Testament story of Ruth the Moabitess and her Kinsman Redeemer, Boaz (a perfect picture of our relationship with Jesus, our Redeemer). To redeem means “to buy back” or “restore to its original state.”
Meet Ruth, the great-grandmother of King David, and learn how God transformed her life from one of darkness and poverty to one of great love, joy and plenty.
The devoted daughter-in-law, Ruth sings to Naomi: Wherever you go I will go. Your people will be my own. And where your home is I will dwell. Your God I’ll worship Him alone. ©2007 LWillis
“Laurette is a delightful blend of professional actress and anointed minister. Her dramatic presentations bring a greater depth of understanding to the Bible stories we've always known. Her portrayal of characters like Mary Magdalene and other great women of the Bible seem to bring these people back to life and reveal their very souls.
“Watching her perform is like taking a ride on an emotional roller coaster all the way from joyous laughter to tears of grief and then joy again. She loves God and it shows. Her ministry will be a blessing to any church.”
Robert O. Johnson, President, Clarion Ministries – Former President, Independent Assemblies Fellowship of Churches
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