12 Parables is a collection of timeless Christian stories about the things all of us face in our spiritual walk -- doubt, fear, change, pride, grief, disappointment, and other issues that often make our lives so challenging. Using tight, entertaining prose, Wayne Faust manages to convey difficult concepts in a simple, straightforward way. You can read these stories over and over, to yourself, to your spouse and family, or in a group setting. They will stay with you for a long time because they are packed with emotion and just enough mystery to keep you wondering as you read, and to provide points to ponder or discuss when you're through. Jesus appears in most of these stories -- as Hero, Shepherd, Server, Supervisor, Lifeguard, and more. As a result, the gospel message is related in new ways and in the tradition of the greatest speaker of parables the world has ever known.