Here is a collection of brilliant and poignant parables, for personal reading and public use. Each offers a penetrating insight into some aspect of the Christian faith. They include:
A CELEBRITY QUESTIONS JESUS – a variant on the Rich Young Ruler
THE LOVE AFFAIR – a young woman, whose husband has betrayed her, finds healing in the crucified Christ
THE SECRET OF LIFE – a young man finds the greatest treasure of all, but how should he speak of it?
AN ARTIST TRIES TO CREATE THE WORLD – an artist does her best, but makes a complete hash of things
AN ATHEIST TROUBLED BY HIS DOUBTS – some fun at the expense of the New Atheists, exploring how hard it can be to hold on to your lack of faith
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About the Author
In a career lasting forty years, Murray Watts has written many plays for theatre and radio, and numerous screenplays for TV and film. His work as a playwright, screenwriter and children's writer has won awards nationally and internationally. He was one of the founding directors of Riding Lights Theatre Company. Screenplays range from 'The Dream', starring Jeremy Irons and directed by Norman Stone for BBC 2 in 1990, to 'The Miracle Make', for S4C/BBC/ICON, featuring the voices of Ralph Fiennes, William Hurt, Richard E Grant, Ian Holm and Julie Christie. The Miracle Maker was released in cinemas in 2000 and shown on BBC and ABC network in the US. The Miracle Maker was the top-rated Easter movie for ABC and won the Movie guide Epiphany Award as the most inspirational film on US TV in 2000. Radio dramas include his adaptation of his own award-winning play, 'The Fatherland' for the BBC Monday Play, the two part BBC drama, 'One August in Milan', inspired by the Confessions of St Augustine, 'The Pilgrim’s Postscript’, a modern re-telling of the Pilgrim’s Progress, with Brian Glover and Willie Rushton and 'At the Back of the North Wind,' with Juliette Stevenson and Joss Acland. His plays have been seen in major theatres throughout the UK and in the West End.