This book was great! It starts off with an explanation of what a parable is, why Jesus taught in parables and also explains the exact moment that He changed from regular, sermon-type teaching to teaching in parables. I had never realized that there was a moment and reason that Jesus changed His teaching style but it makes sense now! Then each chapter goes through a different parable and what I loved about this book is that it gives background and details of the time and culture that I otherwise would not have known – that insight really brings the parable to life and adds way more meaning to it than it would otherwise have. I read another book recently by John MacArthur and did not like it, but this one I loved. It is easy to read/understand but gives a lot of background/depth and doesn’t feel like just another explanation/opinion about the parables. I’d definitely recommend this book!
*Read December 2015
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