“From now on, whether he lives or dies, I’ll be with him.”
I’d always identified more with the Apostle Paul than Peter. A proud intellectual, “a Jew of Jews,” Paul was dragged blinded and befuddled into the Kingdom by the risen Jesus, who wouldn’t take no for an answer. Now that I could relate to! But Peter? A mouthy fisherman with a yellow streak.
But then I was asked by a Hollywood production company to develop the storyline for a motion picture based on the life of Peter. I was astonished at what I discovered: more than anyone else in the Bible, this broken, redeemed fisherman shows us who Jesus really is.
So I adapted the (unproduced) film story into six monologues (The Simon-Peter Chronicles), now regularly performed at churches throughout North America. Unlike Peter’s public New Testament writing, these monologues are a (dramatized) personal memoir, his “Confessions.” (To read the full monologues, click on the underlined titles).
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