THE BOOK - STRANGE THINGS IN ZION
STRANGE THINGS IN ZION (2nd Edition)
AUTHOR: Abinye D. C. Nwankwo
PUBLISHED in Nigeria
1st Edition:2004; 2nd Edition:2013
FOREWORD by Kolade Segun Okeowo
The focus of many Christians has shifted from Christ to material things. Immorality and deceit are becoming 'normal' in our congregations (Strange things in Zion). If the minds of our youths could be set right with God, then there is hope for the Church of God in this Nation and beyond. This book consists of six (6) plays which are intended to bring straying Chistians back to their first love. The plays can easily be adapted for film production.
Strange Things in Zion
Not by Might
The Agony of Backsliders
How do you interpret the Bible
The Clarion Call
The Cleansed Land
FOREWORD - Kolade Segun Okeowo
The fact that drama has become a major weapon of evangelism available to the Church today is not in doubt. It will however be fool hardy for us not to recognize the fact that the same weapon is equally useful to the kingdom of hell.
These pieces of drama put together by Abinye Nwankwo brings out the power of this weapon of evangelism. Today, many students on the campuses are terribly guilty of the issues raised in these pieces of drama. The messages are straightforward, direct and devoid of the unnecessary preambles that make the average Christian drama boring and dry.
It is not difficult for me therefore to recommend this book to everyone especially believers on the campuses. Abinye Nwankwo has through the Holy Spirit succeeded in being able to mirror the lives of Christian brethren on campuses, denounce their weakness and highlight their strengths. The LORD has used his years of study on the campus to help him focus on those peculiar issues.
Drama groups on campuses and drama ministers going to the campuses will find this book useful. These pieces of drama can be acted by other drama groups and ministries.
As you read through this book, allow the Holy Spirit to minister to you as He did to me while I read through the manuscripts over and over. Even now, I dream of seeing these pieces of drama especially “Strange Things in Zion” in Nigerian Campuses.
Even some of the titles in this book that appear comical have deep messages that the reader must ruminate upon and not just laugh over.It is my pleasure to welcome you to this adventure into God’s word through drama
I am indeed grateful to God Almighty for the inspiration given to write these plays.
My parents Late Rev. Can. and Dr(Mrs) I. A. Nwankwo were there for me when I started off as a playwright. There were some others who were sources of inspiration to me, vessels like Pastor Mike Bamiloye of MZFM; Ayo Yoloye of FGIL; Preye Angaye; Emma A. Brown; Abijo Jumoke - Also to Kayode Segun Okeowo, whose encouragement from the first moment I spoke with him cannot be quantified. And to Caleb O. Olanrewaju of Gospel Proclaimers Mission, Kano. It was through him that the title of this book 'Strange Things in Zion' came. Big Thanks to my darling wife, Mrs. Mercy Nwankwo for all the support.