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The Parables: Understanding the Stories Jesus Told

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The parables are rich with guidance, but sometimes they're hard to decipher. In this book, all of Jesus' parables and most of his parabolic sayings from the Synoptic Gospels are explained and interpreted from an evangelical perspective. Careful attention is given to the historical and cultural setting of each story, offering practical insight into Jesus' words. The entire ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 1st 2002 by Baker Books
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Michael
Aug 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Having taught in numerous countries around the globe, Dr. Simon Kistemaker served for over ten years with the Evangelical Theological Society, the last of which as it's president. A published author and professor, Kistemaker has received various awards for his work on New Testament commentary series, and currently serves as professor emeritus at the Orlando campus of Reformed Theological Seminary.
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The Parables: Understanding the Stories Jesus Told is a helpful book that tackles thirty-nine
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Michael Brown
Jun 08, 2009 rated it it was amazing
The Parables: Understanding the Stories Jesus Told by Simon J. Kistemaker is an amazing book. It was originally published as “The Parables of Jesus” in 1980. I read the 2002 edition. In a few pages he opens your eyes to the history, context, the hidden nuggets of what is going on in the background of the parables. He tackles 39 different parables that Jesus told.

A friend recommended this book to me not to just read but he suggested I use it as part of my daily devotions. I did that I have been
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Dustin Bagby
Aug 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I cannot think of a better concise study of the parables than this. It's a great read for pastors and laity alike. I highly recommend it!
Pete Menosky
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This is for my Friday Men's group...great book...fantastic teachings
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