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. The book also will contain a study guide.
Chapter titles:1. The Value of the House--Matthew 7:24-272. The Man Who Talked with His Soul--Luke 12:13-213. What Chance Does an Average Sinner Have?--Luke 7:36-484. The Importance of Downward Mobility--Luke 14:7-115. The Danger of Being Good and Empty--Matthew 12:43-456. Risky business--Matthew 13:45-467. Miracles Can Be Overrated--Luke 16:19-318. Second Chance for a Poor Manager--Luke 16:1-139. A Laugh and a Prayer--Luke 11:5-13, 18:1-810. It Happens While We Sleep--Matthew 13:24-30, 36-4311. The Importance of Being Dressed for the Party--Matthew 22:1-1412. The Genius of Effective Waiting--Luke 12:32-40