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Parables from the Back Side

Bible Stories With A Twist
Bible Stories With A Twist
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J. Ellsworth Kalas presents new insight into twelve of Jesus’ parables by entering them through a unique starting point, a creative retelling, a new “lens,” or the eyes of a minor or unsympathetic character.  A study guide is included.

Chapters include:

  1. The Value of the House - Matthew 7:24-27
  2. The Man Who Talked with His Soul - Luke 12:13-21
  3. What Chance Does an Average Sinner Have? - Luke 7:36-48 
  4. The Importance of Downward Mobility - Luke 14:7-14
  5. The Danger of Being Good and Empty - Matthew 12:43-45
  6. Risky Business - Matthew 13:45-46
  7. Miracles Can Be Overrated - Luke 16:19-31
  8. Second Chance for a Poor Manager - Luke 16:1-13
  9. A Laugh and a Prayer - Luke 11:5-13, 18:1-8
  10. It Happens While We Sleep - Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
  11. The Importance of Being Dressed for the Party - Matthew 22:1-14
  12. The Genius of Effective Waiting - Luke 12:32-40

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This study is an addition to the author’s popular “Back Side” books.
J. Ellsworth Kalas presents new insight into twelve of Jesus’ parables by entering them through a unique starting point, a creative retelling, a new “lens,” or the eyes of a minor or unsympathetic character. 

Chapter titles:
1.  The Value of the House--Matthew 7:24-27
2.  The Man Who Talked with His Soul--Luke 12:13-21
3.  What Chance Does an Average Sinner Have?--Luke 7:36-48
4. The Importance of Downward Mobility--Luke 14:7-11
5.  The Danger of Being Good and Empty--Matthew 12:43-45
6.  Risky business--Matthew 13:45-46
7.  Miracles Can Be Overrated--Luke 16:19-31
8.  Second Chance for a Poor Manager--Luke 16:1-13
9.  A Laugh and a Prayer--Luke 11:5-13, 18:1-8
10.  It Happens While We Sleep--Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
11.  The Importance of Being Dressed for the Party--Matthew 22:1-14
12.  The Genius of Effective Waiting--Luke 12:32-40 

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780687740413
    • Manufacturer: Abingdon Press
    • Binding Type: Adhesive - Perfect Binding
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780687740413
    • ISBN 10: 068774041X
    • Publication Date: 03/01/2005
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: J. Ellsworth Kalas
    • Page Count: 128
    • Width: 5.52 inches
    • Height: 0.31 inches
    • Length: 8.72 inches
    • Weight: 0.41 pounds
    • SKU: 9781426700880
    • Manufacturer: Abingdon Press
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9781426700880
    • UPC: 843504003265
    • Publication Date: 04/01/2011
    • Format: Electronic Media
    • Author: J. Ellsworth Kalas
    • Page Count: 128
    • Width: 1.00 inches
    • Height: 1.00 inches
    • Length: 1.00 inches
    • Weight: 1.00 pounds
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