Sunday, December 13, 2015

Parables; The Mysteries of God's Kingdom Revealed Through the Stories Jesus Told by John Macarthur

Book Description

Pastor-teacher John MacArthur helps readers understand Jesus’ parables and how they relate to the whole of His message.
Jesus was a master storyteller, and the parables He told were ingeniously simple word pictures with profound spiritual lessons. Understanding the parables is a crucial matter for followers of Jesus. Jesus told parables so His people might comprehend His message about the kingdom of God clearly.
Master expositor and Bible commentator John MacArthur has spent a lifetime explaining the Word of God in clear and comprehensible terms. In Parables he helps Christians understand the essential lessons contained in the most famous and influential short stories the world has ever known.
About the Author
John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, president of the Master's College and Seminary, and featured teacher with the Grace to You media ministry. In more than four decades of ministry, John has written dozens of bestselling books, including The MacArthur Study Bible, The Gospel According to Jesus, and Slave. He lives in Los Angeles.
My Review:
Wow! Talk about a book that you need a lot of time to digest. This is one of those books that I don't recommend reading in on sitting or in two sitting. To be honest, I'm not finished with this book because it is very powerful, but I'm also making sure that I believe what the author conveys in the book aligns with scripture. John Macarthur has done his homework in "Parables; The Mysteries of God's Kingdom Revealed Through the Stories Jesus Told." He talks about the parables and then gives a specific explanation at length with Biblical context and history to back up his point about the Parables. He has given great attention to detail, and I believe his interpretations are accurate about the Gospels and the words of Jesus. This book is one that you don't want to miss. I am treating this book as a devotional because it so jammed back with great information that I just can't digest it all in at once. I recommend that you do the same, but go out and get this book if you are interesting in understanding the context of the Parables better. I promise you won't be disappointed. This is a book that you will have on your shelf for years to come.
Thank you Thomas Nelson for allowing me to review this book. 

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