• Rick Warren Introduces The Lord's Prayer Playbook®
    at Saddleback Church

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(Image) Dianna Cleveland


Pastor Rick Warren




Author, Dianna Cleveland, member of Saddleback Church, has been a roleplay reading and reader's theater author and developer for more than 15 years, is the founder of Playbooks, Inc., and Roleplay Reader, Inc., and is considered to be one of the foremost experts on reader's theater in America.

"My pastor, Rick Warren, was my inspiration for writing this story and sharing his lessons."

“The Lord’s Prayer Playbook® effectively and creatively captures the messages of my seven sermons on the Lord’s Prayer. Its play-like presentation of a fictional story with five human and relatable characters will captivate readers of all ages and help anyone connect to the seven powerful messages of the Lord’s Prayer. Every man, woman, and child can learn how the spiritual truths in this amazing prayer apply to every aspect of life.”

--- Pastor Rick Warren, of Saddleback Church, Author of The Purpose Driven Life.




The Lord's Prayer Playbook®

The Lord's Prayer Playbook® is a 40-page, fun, fictional story about 5 characters in a crisis who begin to say The Lord’s Prayer together. They quickly become vocal about their own interpretations, yet at the same time learn the spiritual truths behind the profound prayer.

Lessons are taught through contemporary dialogue mirroring Pastor Rick Warren’s seven sermons on the Lord’s Prayer and focus on the seven most powerful messages in the prayer. Readers will discover that everything in their lives is covered by The Lord’s Prayer.

With contemporary dialogue interwoven within the seven powerful messages that make up The Lord’s Prayer, this story brings a practical perspective to which readers of all ages can relate making it ideal for families, teens, and adults.

The story comes with discussion questions and exercises. Includes 30 Bible references throughout the story.

Because it can help anyone appreciate the meaning and purpose of The Lord’s Prayer, it also makes an inspiring performance or Bible study for any church, ministry, or small group. It's especially ideal for home school families.

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What is a Roleplay Reader?

A Playbook® Roleplay Reader™ is a new and exciting story and book format designed to be read aloud together by several readers in a family or group. It's an entertaining way to read a story, in a play-like manner, without memorization, props or a stage. It's socially interactive and a lot of fun! Each reader chooses and becomes a character in the story and reads his or her part aloud with expression, meaning, and personality! This is what makes roleplay reading so much fun!

Stories take about 30 minutes to read aloud together becoming a great alternative to watching TV shows. (Some stories are shorter, and some longer.)

Each character’s dialogue appears in a different color to help readers easily identify their roles and follow along.There are also easier and harder roles in the story to choose from to accommodate people of different ages and read-aloud confidence.

How is it Read?

Each person reads aloud from his or her own copy of the book or shares with another reader. Stories are designed for 5 readers. However, if you have fewer readers than roles, one or more readers can simply take more than one role. If you have more readers than roles, then readers can share roles.

Books can be purchased in singles or as a set of five. Or, instead of purchasing multiple copies, some readers can read their parts from electronic copies of the story from the new Roleplay Reader™ Smart Phone App.

Bring your story and characters to life with creativity, and remember to have a great time! Reading a Roleplay Reader™ story is a wonderful way to instill learning of a variety of important values. Special cues appear with text to help readers with expression and emotion.Playbooks® have valuable content and are designed to be read again and again making them an important addition to your library of books!





The 10 Commandments Playbook®

In this fun and entertaining fictional story, five modern-day characters encounter each other as they show up first in line for a big event. Several agree that what, or who, they are waiting for is extremely important to them and definitely on their "Top 10" list in life.

When one of the characters, who is simply tagging along to help a friend, reminds them of God's Top 10—The 10 Commandments, they realize they could be breaking two of the commandments just by being there. What follows is a riveting discussion and interpretation of the 10 most important laws of the Bible. Together they explore and interpret each commandment and learn a fun mnemonic to help remember them. With contemporary and amusing dialogue, this story makes an inspiring and engaging performance.

The story comes with discussion questions and includes more than 30 Bible references, making it a perfect Bible study project for teens and adults. Look for more Roleplay Readers™ in this series including Playbooks® on Apologetics coming soon.

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For special pricing for schools, camps, ministries, etc., call 1-800-277-5285



Dianna Cleveland has been nominated by the YMCA of Washington DC to read with kids during a special Summer 2012 Event in our nation's capital supporting efforts for preventing summer reading loss with the Let's Read, Let's Move Initiative.

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Playbooks, Inc., is the leading supplier of social-interactive reading enrichment materials in the nation with its patented format of multi-leveled and color-coded role-play reading stories and reader’s theater books, games, mini costume kits, and more. Playbooks, Inc. has been serving schools, after-school and summer school programs for more than 10 years.

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