Old Stone Church Building – Spring Arbor, Michigan

When I was a little boy, Free Methodist preachers walked us around in the shoes of Moses and Elijah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel.

They showed us how to imagine feelings and wrinkles hidden in those brief accounts. They gave us permission to look at the text and think, perchance to daydream.

So, how would it work for Elijah to be like James says1James 5:17 “subject to like passions as we are”?

I hope this story encourages you to look at the Bible and think, maybe even dream about how the Lord uses ordinary people.

Dave Parks

3 Responses to Introduction

  1. Roger Guo July 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM #


    Your story book “Elijah-one of the ordinary people just like us” this is awesome!

    There are many stories in the Bible I have not read. You have done your best to make it easy to understand and easy to remember the historical events of the Kingdom of Israel. I know you spent a lot of years gathering background material, making all the stories come alive. Zadok the priest, John the Baptist, and many short stories let people know that Elijah the Prophet’s personality is with us, the people. It helps us understand the Bible, not only adults but also children, even those learning English.

    I was totally captivated by these stories and continue to read them.

    Thank you for this special gift!

    Your faithful reader,

  2. Deb Allard September 6, 2018 at 8:33 AM #

    Great job, Dave! I’m enjoying your take on this Bible story. You’ve made it come alive!

  3. Darci September 22, 2018 at 10:09 AM #

    You write so vividly. It’s like I’m there. Watching.

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