Dear SPotter: I appreciate you responding. However, as you recognize, you don't match the primary requirement of my search: "Christ-followers/evangelicals." True, you are a preacher's kid. But you make it clear that neither you nor your dad think of yourselves as "evangelical."
I suspect you believe that little or no part of the Bible is even historical. Am I wrong in that assumption?
I assume this because, in your suggested storyform for The Way of the Cross, you use "Everyman" as the Main Character, rather than Jesus of Nazareth or any other historical person mentioned in the New Testament.
Devoted evangelicals would tend to build their Jesus-focused storyform around either Jesus himself as MC (a la The Passion of the Christ) or some other New Testament personage as MC, such as Peter, James, John, Mary Magdalene, Luke, etc.
Each of these mortals had his or her own distinctive inequities to address; the Bible treats none of them as some kind of mythical, allegorical, humanity-representing Everyman/woman.
I do agree that Jesus is/was a Steadfast character. But I believe he was much more the Be-er in his relationships, challenging the quick-to-act mortals around him to learn how to introspect, to self-examine, to pray, and to Be in God's will as he himself was. Jesus, to my reading, embodies the active Be-er approach.
He doesn't assume that he can change people's hearts by force of will or altering external circumstances. He does change external circumstance (for example, by miraculous healings), but he doesn't presume that people will automatically believe in him after that (many didn't, or did so only briefly before reverting to their unbelieving ways).
Now, I'm not saying your storyform might not hold up for some of the mortals Jesus interacted with.
But I say it's a massive misreading of the Bible to suggest that Jesus/God approaches all humanity as a single entity. While on earth he was very personal and specific with those he encountered, and always kept a balance between one-size-fits-all instructions and the case-by-case individual approaches he took to help as he moved from one hungry soul to the next.
Any thoughts in response?