Solidly rooted in the biblical story, gifted with creative imagination, and acutely aware of issues faced by people today, Pastor Jacqueline Sharer Robertson brings women of the Bible to life in ways that strengthen our relationships with God and one another. These sermons will inspire preachers to greater creativity and imagination. George G. Carlson Bishop, South-Central Synod of Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Turn ordinary sermons into memorable occasions with this set of 20 dramatic monologues that can be used by female pastors, lay speakers, or other worship leaders. Women In The Wings highlights the role of women in the Christian story, as scripture passages are brought to life and interpreted by the women who were there. Each monologue tells the story of a biblical character, or of someone who might have witnessed the biblical narrative unfold. Women In The Wings provides a user-friendly approach to communicating the gospel through drama -- each thought-provoking monologue comes with theological reflections ("Making It Preach") plus staging instructions and performance tips ("Making It Play") that makes it accessible for anyone. And this material isn't just for use in worship -- it's also great for women's retreats or as discussion starters for Bible study. If you let the women in these monologues share the pulpit with you, together you'll preach the Word in fresh and meaningful ways. Robertson brings together her experience as an actor with her years as a pastor to create narratives which ring true to life. Sophisticated understandings of scripture, theology, and human nature are expressed in simple, natural language. At the same time, careful and critical attention to the biblical text and engaging communication of the gospel give these monologues integrity. Ruth Duck Professor of Worship Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Jacqueline Sharer Robertson is the pastor of Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin. She previously served congregations in Illinois and Wisconsin, and has also been a writer, performer, and community organizer. Robertson holds degrees from Illinois Wesleyan University (B.F.A. in musical theatre) and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (M.Div.).