The Study Book contains an introduction and 12 in-depth chapters on the parables. The 12 chapters correspond to the basic lessons in the Modern Parables study.
Each of the six parables is covered in two chapters: one on "Understanding the Parable" and one on "Living the Parable." The "Understanding" chapters include background and context, section-by-section exegesis, and the the relationship of the parable to the Kingdom of God. The "Living" chapters include a transcript of the pastor's talk in the corresponding Application Video as well as specific Biblical texts from other parts of the Bible that relate to the parable. The first "Living" chapter also includes a discussion of the four questions concerning Biblical application.
Almost all of the in-depth biblical study materials for Modern Parables is included in the Study Book. The reasoning behind this is that once students have had their interests piqued by the parable films and application videos, they will have a stronger interest in studying the parable. The lessons in the Study Book are intended to be read after each of the classes. (208p)