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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
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Paperback, 176 pages
Published November 3rd 2009 by Forge Books (first published 2007)
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Mobill76
Mar 19, 2011 Mobill76 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Theresa
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
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Channing
Jun 17, 2015 Channing rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would have given it five stars, but the author was a little lengthy in his explanations. I also could have done without the re-caps of all the parables he went through and explained. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed his viewpoints and especially loved the chapter on Christ's relationships with women. It was incredibly eye-opening! Highly suggest, even for wading through some excess wordiness.
Colleen
Jul 27, 2011 Colleen marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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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!
Anne
Apr 10, 2010 Anne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First 40 pages or so were rather slow but the rest of the book was interesting.
Linda
Aug 28, 2011 Linda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have never read Andrew Greeley. This is a book that views all sides of the parable The greatests.
Kay Vanatta
Jun 06, 2012 Kay Vanatta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely fantastic - might have to actually buy this one to have on hand for a re-read!
Angela
Mar 25, 2009 Angela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An astute exploration of an extravagant God via Jesus' parables.
Simone
Mar 29, 2009 Simone rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Maggie
Feb 13, 2009 Maggie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
second read. good. clear. insightful. i particularly like the theme of "if God isn't surprising you, you're not paying attention"
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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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