Compassion and Grace in the Parables of Jesus
by David A. Fiensy
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Pub Date 09 Mar 2021 | Archive Date 24 Aug 2021
Abilene Christian University Press & Leafwood Publishers, Leafwood Publishers
“Fiensy’s treatment of each of the twelve selected parables of Jesus is unparalleled in clarity and relevance.” — KEITH P. KEERAN, Chancellor and Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Communication, Kentucky Christian University
“With considerable scholarly knowledge of first-century society and culture, David Fiensy interfaces deft understanding of the parables with contemporary awareness and insight.” —WILLIAM R. BAKER, editor, Stone-Campbell Journal
Whoever Has Ears, Let Them Hear
Many longtime Christians know the parables of Jesus. They have heard them dozens of times, but have they really heard God’s message? And new Christians are often unsure what to make of these parables that seem to have been written for someone else. But from the first chapter to the last, Hear Today makes the most famous parables of Jesus come to life. With accessible, easy-to-read explanations, discussion questions, and historical details, this thirteen-week study offers readers enriching, new perspectives on the teachings of Jesus.
Fiensy applies and contemporizes the parables by retelling the stories in modern categories, paraphrasing Scripture with a new translation, and offering numerous practical illustrations. Drawing on his rich understanding of archaeology, Fiensy also includes a digging deeper section in each chapter to lead readers to a fuller understanding of context for these parables. Listen to more than the words of the parables. Prepare to hear God’s heart.
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In this bible study, Pastor David Fiensy choose twelve of the parables found in the New Testament. In my opinion, this book is an invitation to stop, renew our vision and understanding of what we may know for years with a wider and profound explanation. I was deeply surprised while working on each chapter, I could see how important and necessary is to understand what was the purpose behind this parables and how we can apply to our daily life. The only thing I must say I found I little limited is that this Bible Study is designed for groups, I started by myself and they were many questions I couldn’t answer since I was doing it alone. However, if there’s a group, that wants to do this Bible study could be a huge blessing. I believe it would open eyes and help them see many things with a fresh new perspective according to God’s way.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free digital copy for review, all opinions are my own.