Moody Radio Re-Releases Classic Audio Drama The Bookshelf, Fables of Faith, & More

If you listened to Christian radio stations in the 1960s -1980s, there's a good chance you heard some audio drama from Moody Broadcastin...

If you listened to Christian radio stations in the 1960s -1980s, there's a good chance you heard some audio drama from Moody Broadcasting. Dramatized books and some stories of woodland creatures were a part of them. Some of those shows still air on a handful of stations today but it was difficult to listen to them on demand…until now.

Moody Audio has recently added three shows from their massive catalog to their online archive: Adventures from the Bookshelf (a.k.a. simply The Bookshelf), Fables of Faith, and Storybook Room.

Here's some summaries provided by Moody Audio for each of the shows if you've never heard any of these or need a refresher on these series.

Adventures from the Bookshelf

These dramatizations were heard daily during Moody Radio’s Adventures from the Bookshelf. Young listeners (and older listeners, too!) loved tuning in to hear the continuing adventures of characters from much-loved book series like Prairie Princess, Little Pilgrim’s Progress, All Things . . . Even Frisky, and Parsonage Hill. Visit with cherished old friends and introduce some of your favorite childhood stories to the next generation of little ears when they listen to The Bookshelf from Moody Radio.

Adventures from the Bookshelf: The Sugar Creek Gang

For Bill Collins, Dragonfly, Poetry, Little Jim, and all the boys in the Sugar Creek Gang, life is one surprising adventure after another. Bears, bullies, or buried treasure. Who knows what challenges the boys will face?  In each exciting episode, the gang stumbles into mysteries, encounters new people and places, and learns the value of good friends and faith in God. Your listeners will gather the kids and grandkids and relive 1970s and 80s radio with The Sugar Creek Gang.

Fables of Faith

In each 15-minute episode of this beloved show, children in the Fables of Faith studio drop in on the animal characters of the Unity Club. Club members Bruce the Goose, Philip Fox, Beauregard Bear and others tackle real life problems and feelings that kids often face such as jealousy, fear, and prejudice. After each Unity Club story, your listeners will join Uncle Vann and the kids back in the studio as they talk about what they learned and share their feelings and reactions with their Unity Club friends. Lessons from the Bible help the Fables of Faith kids make choices that show others the wisdom, love, and kindness of God.

Storybook Room

Beginning in the 1960s, Storybook Room had children all over the country leaning in close to their radios each week. No one wanted to miss a minute of Bob Devine’s fun and fascinating interviews with special guests from anywhere and everywhere on Earth. From tiny insects to massive whales to conversations with entire continents, Uncle Bob’s science-based stories are still introducing children to the wonders of creation and to the Creator who designed them. Each 15-minute segment also features dramatized stories that teach young listeners how their loving God and their Christian faith can give them courage and guide them through the challenges of life.

These shows join other classic shows on Moody Audio, including Sailor Sam, KYB (Know Your Bible) ClubsNature Corner, and Stories of Great Christians

All of these shows are available to stream and download for free from Moody Audio's website.

Which of these shows are new to you? Have you listened to any of these shows before? Feel free to post your thoughts and memories of these programs in the comments!

Austin Peachey is a die-hard reader and audio drama fan. He ran the Adventures in Odyssey Blog for over 12 years and has produced a few audio dramas of his own, including FaithFilled Stories. He's also helped work on the 2nd edition of The Official Guide to Odyssey and is a member of the Audio Drama Alliance.


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