Clown Ministry Books
If you would like to learn more
about the art and history of Christian clown ministry, here are a few good books we
recommend. All of the books are available at Amazon.com except where noted.
- an illustrated guide book for organizing, programming and training a troupe of
Christian mimes. By Susie Kelly Toomey.
- a highly acclaimed resource that includes a wealth of information on the history of
clowning, clown character development, make-up, costuming, talents and tricks, marketing,
and more. By Bruce Fife and friends.
Handbook - a nice resource on clown ministry basics with skits for
service and worship. By Janet Litherland.
- an excellent how-to manual with dozens of skits for service and worship. By Floyd
Shaffer and Penne Sewall.
Christ - an introduction to clown ministry including character
development, make-up tips, and writing original clown skits. By Randy
Christensen. Available at www.RandysInfo.com
Skits for All Seasons - a resource of good ideas for seasonal related
clowning based on the liturgical calendar year. By Floyd Shaffer.
Complete Guide to Clown Make-Up - a great resource with detailed
descriptions for the application and removal of clown make-up, including helpful notes and
photos for working with the eyes, mouth, nose, wigs, etc. By Jim Roberts.