Jesus: A Meditation on His Stories and His Relationships with Women
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Jesus: A Meditation on His Stories and His Relationships with Women

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“We must begin our story of Jesus by granting him permission to surprise us endlessly....” ---from the Introduction

Jesus of Galilee taught through stories, which even today contain the power to startle us out of our prejudices and preconceptions. Now Father Andrew M. Greeley, one of America’s most beloved storytellers, examines the parables told by Jesus in search of a ful...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published March 4th 2008 by Forge Books (first published 2007)
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Well, you can't go wrong with the subject. And I like that Greeley mapped out where he was going in the introduction so that I couldn't take issue later. I don't agree with a lot of the places he took me and I have greater respect for the work of Kazantzakis and Tim Rice (JC Superstar). Heck, dissing JC Superstar will cost you a star from me in any book. At the same time Greeley wants to introduce the novelty that Jesus might have been sexually attracted to women. I didn't really understand his...more
In this book, Father Greeley exams the parables told by Jesus and gives context, background and very often new understandings to the meanings of the parables. One important point about the parables that many people seem to not understand is that they are not allegories.

He also exams the stories of Jesus interactions with women, including his mother and, again, gives context, background and new understanding to these relationships. He also points out that there are several Marys in the gospel wri...more
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Just started reading this and it is fantastic! Very different genre from his historic romances, but packed with amazing facts and insights by a personable, intelligent man, nonetheless! Love you, Father Greeley. Wish you well in a speedy recovery and lots more terrific years. We are so blessed to know you!
It was a very good insightful book. Gave a new perspective on who Jesus was and what He was like, especially how He was when talking with women. I highly recommend the book.
second read. good. clear. insightful. i particularly like the theme of "if God isn't surprising you, you're not paying attention"
I have never read Andrew Greeley. This is a book that views all sides of the parable The greatests.
Kay Vanatta
Absolutely fantastic - might have to actually buy this one to have on hand for a re-read!
First 40 pages or so were rather slow but the rest of the book was interesting.
An astute exploration of an extravagant God via Jesus' parables.
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Andrew Greeley was a Roman Catholic priest, sociologist, journalist, and author of 50 best-selling novels and more than 100 works of nonfiction. For decades, Greeley entertained readers with such popular characters as the mystery-solving priest Blackie Ryan and the fey, amateur sleuth Nuala Anne McGrail. His books typically center on Irish-American Roman Catholics living or working in Chicago.

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