Monday, December 28, 2015

Parables (Book Look Bloggers)

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I read Parables: The Mysteries of God's Kingdom Revealed Through the Stories Jesus Told, in exchange for honest and unbiased review. The book was written by John Macarthur.

I struggled with reading this book, especially the prologue. The prologue was very detailed and contained a lot of valuable information.  This is one of those books, where you need to read it slow to absorb the information. I am a fast reader so that was hard to do at times.

The book starts out describing what a parable is and why Jesus used parables in the bible. A parable is a simple story with a message. Macarthur said a parable "illustrated a precept, proposition, or principle." Parables told a lesson about the "mysteries of the kingdom of Heaven."

One thing, which stood out immediately was Macarthur said "the method and meaning behind Jesus;s use of these stories are frequently misunderstood and misrepresented." Some people thought parables provided a simple message, accessible to people at all levels. Some thought parables is a better method for teaching the truth.

The book's chapters also discusses one parable at a time, such as the first chapter discussed  the Sabbath.

You can buy the book in paperback, Kindle, and Hardback format, using the link above. The book is prime-eligible.

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