-- Fresh perspective on familiar parables.
-- Fascinating cultural background material on Scripture.
-- Provides an opportunity for a fresh encounter with God.
-- Practical suggestions for meditation and prayer by one of England's best-known Christian authors.
Jesus' Deceptively Simple Stories have for centuries been a well of spiritual refreshment. But they have also been subject to widely varying interpretations. How can we understand the parables more clearly and weave into our lives the truth Jesus expresses in them?
Joyce Huggett, in collaboration with Middle Eastern missionary and scholar Kenneth Bailey, uncovers layers of ancient peasant culture that can enlighten our understanding of the parables. Then she skillfully guides us through meditations on the significance and application of two of Jesus' most beloved stories -- the parable of the sower and the seed, and the parable of the good Samaritan.
Here you will find a glorious combination of the insight of crosscultural understanding, the power of story and the heart of Jesus. Read the parables and read this book so that your own heart will be unlocked and opened to the spiritual refreshment Jesus has to offer.