Good stories leave you saying, “Hey! That’s me!” The stories Jesus told have that same effect. To read them properly is to see yourself in a new way. But the parables are more than mirrors. They are windows into the heart and mind of God himself. Beyond revealing what you are, they help you know who God is.
Because these stories are so familiar, we often do not really hear what Jesus is saying through them. Gary Inrig challenges you to sit at the feet of your Lord, to smell the aroma of Jewish villages, to feel the dust of Galilean roads, and to listen to these wonderful stories as though you were there. Writing with freshness and vitality, the author opens the parables to reveal spiritual truths that will touch your life in practical and compelling ways.
|Understanding What Jesus Meant