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Ted the Egyptian

What do we do when we are called to stand against those whose opinions we value most? A parable of peer pressure set against the time of the Exodus.


  • Concept: Through a series of unlikely events, Ted, the army cook, becomes the pharaoh’s elite soldier. From this position, he witnesses and participates in the events of the Exodus.
  • Story Origin: An original, fictional story set against the account of the Exodus from the Old Testament book of Exodus.
  • Setting: Ancient Egypt
  • Precept(s): Peer pressure is a powerful thing. Standing against it to do what is right takes courage and faith.
  • Key Bible Verse: 1Corinthians 16:13 Be on guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage.
  • Additional Verses Referenced: 1Corinthians 13:4-8, 1Corinthians 16:14


  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: “Return of the Mummy”, “Burnt Spirit”, “Malicious”, “Mystery Bazar”, “On My Way”, “Curse of the Scarab” Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0


Sew Powerful Parables will tickle your funny bone, touch your heart and offer you a new way to experience God’s truth. Jesus often used parables to communicate His most important messages. Dana Buck picks up that tradition in a poetic, rhyming style that makes listening easy and enjoyable. All ages will love these stories full of memorable characters, insightful lessons and just plain fun.

After retiring from a 38-year career with the Christian non-profit organization, World Vision, Dana Buck now devotes himself full time to writing, speaking, and mentoring. His Sew Powerful Parables continue to grow in popularity as they charm audiences, readers and listeners. He is a Charter Board member for the nonprofit organization Sew Powerful, where he lends his expertise to further their mission of combating extreme poverty by training, equipping and empowering women and girls in the developing world. Dana resides in the greater Seattle area with his wife Grace and their neurotic cat. They have two children, Jared and Alyssa, and Alyssa is married to son-in-law, Ivan. No grandchildren yet, but Ivan and Alyssa do own and share their beautiful grand-dog, Odin. Reach Dana with comments or suggestions at