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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Parables of Jesus


By James Montgomery Boice

Preaching about the parables since the 1980’s, the author has put together some of those sermons in this book covering the parables that Jesus used to get certain points across to the people. If you enjoy the parables and want to understand them better, this is the book to help you. In this book of twenty-two chapters James has added a lot of information to help understand those points. He has grouped the parables together into categories; such as the kingdom, salvation, wisdom, and Christian life, just to name a few. He shares the meaning that is in scripture and adds some historical facts of the culture and other background information that will help everyone understand the meaning of the parable. He also shares some different viewpoints and shares the viewpoints of Bible commentators of the past. Some of the facts and meanings are uses to give an in-depth view of the parables, making them easier to understand. Some views may even be a different view-point, adding to the usual meaning you have heard.

James states in the preface about the parables: “Other sections of the Bible give us grand theology. Some move us to grateful response to God. But the parables break through mere words and make us ask whether there has indeed been any difference in our lives”.

I found the book easy to read and understand. His interpretations were very refreshing and the facts he shared were very helpful. If you want to study the parables in-depth, use this book as a help in understanding their meanings. The book can be used in Bible studies and discussion groups for added meanings.

I received this book free from Moody Press Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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