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DRAMATIC READINGS

Dramatic readings are a wonderful way to create more interest in the scripture reading – and they don’t require a lot of rehearsal! All the following readings are formatted from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. Most of them are assigned lectionary passages. They are listed in the order of the books of the Bible so you can easily find what you are looking for. In addition, we offer a few collections of readings, gathered by season of the church year or book of the Bible, that are a savings over buying each individually.

FREE! If you would like a complimentary “Guidelines for Dramatic Readings” simply email pam@actinginfaith.com, and we will email one to you. If you’re just getting started with this, it can be very helpful. We try to fill all orders within 24 hours, Monday – Friday. Scripts will be sent to you by email as an attachment.  

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Old Testament * New Testament * Collections of Dramatic Readings

Old Testament

DR-B-07 Genesis 9:8-17 Covenant with Noah
A reading for 3 voices. $2.50
DR-C-06 Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 God’s Covenant with Abram
A reading for 3 voices. $2.50
DR-B-08 Genesis 17:1-17, 15-16 Promise Given to Abraham
A reading for 3 voices. $2.50
DR-A-22 Genesis 22:1-14 Abraham Is Tested
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-A-23 Genesis 29:15-28 Jacob Labors for Rachel
A reading for 3 voices. $2.50
DR-A-24 Genesis 32:22-31 Jacob Wrestles with an Angel
A reading for 3 voices. $2.50
DR-A-25 Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 Joseph Is Sold into Slavery
A reading for 6 voices. $2.50

DR-A-11 Exodus 1:8 - 2:10 Moses Is Born
A reading for 5 voices. $2.50
DR-A-12 Exodus 3:1-15 Moses and the Burning Bush
A reading for 3 voices. $2.50
R-A-13 Exodus 16:2-15 Manna and Quail
A reading for 5 voices. $2.50
DR-A-14 Exodus 17:1-7 Water from the Rock
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-B-09 Exodus 20:1-17 Ten Commandments
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-A-15 Exodus 32:1-14 The Golden Calf
A reading for 5 voices. $2.50
DR-B-10 Numbers 21:4-9 The Serpent of Bronze
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-C-24 Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Bringing the First Fruits
A reading for 3 voices. A Thanksgiving text that can be used in a variety of ways. $2.50
DR-A-17 Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25 Covenant at Shechem
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-B-43 I Samuel 1:4-20 Hannah’s Prayer & the Birth of Samuel
A reading for 3 voices. $2.50
DR-B-03 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20) The Call of Samuel
A reading for 5 voices. $2.50
DR-B-22 1 Samuel 15:34 - 16:13 David Is Anointed
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-B-23 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23) 32-49 David and Goliath
A reading for 5 voices. $2.50
DR-B-28 2 Samuel 11:1-15 David and Bathsheba
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-B-30 2 Samuel 11:26 - 12:13a Nathan Confronts David
A reading for 3 voices. $2.50
DR-C-13 1 Kings 17:8-24 Elijah Brings a Child to Life
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-C-25  I Kings 18:(17-19)20-39(40)  Elijah and the Prophets of Baal
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-C-14 1 Kings 21:1-21a Ahab Steals Naboth’s Field
A reading for 7 voices. $2.50
DR-C-16 1 Kings 19:1-15a Elijah and the Still, Small Voice
A reading for 6 voices. $2.50
DR-C-17 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 Elijah and Elisha
A reading for 5 voices. $2.50
DR-B-05 2 Kings 5:1-14 Naaman Is Cured of Leprosy
A reading for 9 voices. $2.50
DR-C-02 Psalm 119 & Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 9-10 God’s Law Brings Joy
A creative interweaving of these two lectionary passages. 4 voices. $2.50
DR-C-03 Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13) Isaiah’s Vision in the Temple
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-B-11 Jeremiah 31:31-34 A New Covenant
A reading for 3 voices. $2.50
DR-C-19 Amos 7:7-17 The Plumb Line
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50

New Testament

DR-A-01 Matthew 4:1-11 The Temptation of Jesus
A reading for 3 voices. $2.50
DR-A-20 Matthew 17:1-9 Christ on the Mountain
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-A-26 Matthew 16:13-20 Who Do You Say That I Am?
A reading for 3 voices. $2.50
DR-A-27 Matthew 18:21-35 The Unforgiving Servant
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-A-28 Matthew 20:1-16 The Laborers in the Vineyard
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-A-29 Matthew 21:23-32 Jesus' Authority Is Questioned
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-A-16 Matthew 22:15-22 Paying Taxes
A reading for 3 readers. $2.50
DR-A-18 Matthew 25:31-46 The Great Judgment
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-A-07 Matt. 26:14 - 27:66 The Passion According to Matthew
The Passion of Jesus as told by Matthew, to be read by 8 voices. $10.00
DR-B-13 Mark 1:9-15 Jesus Is Tempted and Preaches Repentance
A reading for 3 voices. $2.50
DR-B-06 Mark 1:40-45 A Leper Is Healed
A reading for 3 voices. $2.50
DR-B-24 Mark 4:35-41 Jesus Calms the Storm
A reading for 3 voices. $2.50
DR-B-25 Mark 5:21-43 Jesus Heals a Girl and a Woman
A reading for 5 voices. $2.50
DR-B-26 Mark 6:1-13 Jesus Is Rejected at Home
A reading for 3 voices. $2.50

DR-B-27 Mark 6:14-29 Death of John the Baptist
A reading for 5 or 6 voices. $2.50
DR-B-14 Mark 8:31-38 Take Up Your Cross
A reading for 2 voices. $2.50
DR-B-39 Mark 10:2-16 Jesus Blesses the Children
A reading for 3 voices. $2.50
DR-B-40 Mark 10:17-31 The Rich Young Ruler
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-B-41 Mark 10:35-45 Places of Honor
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-B-42 Mark 10:46-52 Blind Bartimaeus
A reading for 3 voices. $2.50
DR-B-19 Mark 11:1-11 & Mark 14:1 - 15:47 The Passion According to Mark
The Passion of Jesus as told by Mark, formatted for 6 voices. $10.00
DR-B-02 Luke 2:22-40 Jesus Is Presented in the Temple
A reading for 3 voices. $2.50
DR-C-01 Luke 3:1-6 & 3:7-18 John Prepares the Way
Two lectionary passages in one script. A reading for 2 – 6 voices. $2.50
DR-C-05 Luke 4:1-13 The Devil Tempts Jesus
A reading for 3 voices. $2.50
DR-C-04 Luke 5:1-11 The Big Catch of Fish
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-C-15 Luke 7:36 – 8:3 A Woman Anoints Jesus’ Feet
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-C-18 Luke 9:51-62 The Cost of Discipleship
A reading for 6 voices. $2.50
DR-C-20 Luke 12:13-21 The Rich Fool
A reading for 3 voices. $2.50.
DR-C-07 Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 The Prodigal Son
A reading for 5 voices. $2.50
DR-C-21 Luke 16:1-13 The Shrewd Manager
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-C-22 Luke 20:27-40 A Trap for Jesus
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-C-23 Luke 23:33-43 Jesus Forgives a Criminal
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-C-08 Luke 19:28-40, Luke 22:14– 23:56 The Passion According to Luke
The Passion of Jesus as told by Luke, to be read by 8
voices. $10.00
DR-A-10 Luke 24:13-32 (33-35) The Walk to Emmaus
A reading for 5 voices. $2.50
DR-B-01 John 1:6-8, 19-28 The Testimony of John the Baptist
A reading for 3 voices. $2.50
DR-A-19 John 1:29-42 Behold, the Lamb of God
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-B-04 John 1:43-51 Philip and Nathanael Follow Jesus
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-B-15 John 2:13-22 Cleansing of the Temple
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-A-02 John 3:1-17 Nicodemus and Jesus
A reading for 3 voices. $2.50
DR-B-16 John 3:14-21 God Sent the Son to Save
A reading for 3 voices. $2.50
DR-A-03 John 4:5-42 The Woman at the Well
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-B-29 John 6:1-21 Feeding the Multitude
A reading for 3 or 4 voices. $2.50
DR-B-31 John 6:24-35 The Bread of Life
A reading for 3 voices. $2.50
DR-B-32 John 6:56-69 Words That Give Eternal Life
A reading for 3 voices. $2.50
DR-A-04 John 9:1-41 The Man Born Blind
A reading for 7 voices. $2.50
DR-A-05 John 11:1 45 The Raising of Lazarus
A reading for 6 voices. $2.50
DR-B-17 John 12:21-33 Jesus Will Be Glorified
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-A-08 John 20:1-18 Mary Magdalene in the Garden
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-A-09 John 20:19-31 Doubting Thomas
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-A-21 John 18:1 – 19:42 The Passion According to John
A reading for 7 voices. $10.00
DR-C-09 John 21:1-19 Breakfast on the Beach
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-C-11 Acts 1:1-11 The Ascension of Jesus
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-B-21 Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 A New Apostle Is Chosen
A reading for 3 voices. $2.50
DR-B-20 Acts 8:26-40 Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch
A reading for 4 voices. $2.50
DR-C-10 Acts 9:1-6 (7-20) Saul’s Conversion on the Road to Damascus
A reading for 5 voices. $2.50
DR-C-12 Acts 16:16-34 Released by an Earthquake
A reading for 5 voices. $2.50
DR-B-33 James 1:17-27 Act on God’s Word
A reading for 3 voices. $2.50
DR-B-34 James 2:1-10, 14-17 Prejudice Against the Poor
A reading for 2 voices. $2.50
DR-B-35 James 3:1-12 Controlling the Tongue
A reading for 2 voices. $2.50
DR-B-36 James 3:13 – 4:3, 7-8a Wisdom from Above
A reading for 2 voices. $2.50
DR-B-37 James 5:13-20 Praying for the Sick
A reading for 2 voices. $2.50

Collection of Dramatic Readings

DR-A-06 Gospel Readings for Lent, Year A
A collection of the five gospel lections for Lent, Year A, using from 5 to 7 voices. $10.00
DR-B-12 Old Testament Readings for Lent, Year B
A collection of the five Old Testament readings for Lent, formatted for 3 - 4 voices. $10.00
DR-B-18 Gospel Readings for Lent, Year B
A collection of the five gospel readings for Lent, formatted for 2 - voices. $10.00
DR-B-38 Collection of Readings from James for Pentecost, Year B
The Book of James works surprisingly well read by multiple voices. This collection of five readings are those assigned by the lectionary in Year B. Each uses 2 or 3 voices. $10.00
DR-C-26 Collection of Readings from 1 & 2 Kings, Year C
This is a collection of six readings about Elijah and Elisha. $10.00
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