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Pepper the Prodigal Cat

Join Pepper on his crazy adventures in this re-telling of the Parable of the Prodigal Son.


  • Concept: Based on Jesus’ Parable of the Prodigal Son, this story follows the adventures of Pepper, a cat dissatisfied with life in his home. Pepper quickly learns how good he had it and through a series of mishaps, eventually experiences the love and forgiveness of returning home.
  • Story Origin: Original
  • Setting: Present-day America
  • Precept(s):
    • The grass always looks greener on the other side.
    • Thankfulness and contentment are always better than jealousy and resentment.
  • Loving forgiveness is a powerful thing.
  • Key Bible Verse: Luke 15:22-24 But the father said to his servants, “Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fatted calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.” So, they began to celebrate.
  • Loving forgiveness is a powerful thing.
  • Other verses referenced: Luke 15:11-31


  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: David Stevens


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