Prepare to experience the parables of Jesus in a fresh, new way
Think about the significant lessons that have impacted your life. How many of them involve images or stories? If you're like me, such stories and images stick with you, and they often arise from what I call "say what" moments: when an insight or truth grips you in a way you'll never forget.
Jesus was a master storyteller. He had the amazing ability to covey deep spiritual insights using stories and images drawn from the lives of everyday people. We call these stories parables, and they certainly evoked many "say what" moments in those hearing them. But for us today, those parables have often dimmed through their familiarity. In this book, we will recapture the original impact of those parables by:
- revisiting the context in which those stories were told,
- using those insights to take a fresh look at the points Jesus was making,
- and working through a series of probing questions to apply what we've learned to our lives today.