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Author: Amy-Jill Levine
Genre: Religion
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062198198
Book Pages: 352
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

The renowned biblical scholar, author of The Misunderstood Jew, and general editor for The Jewish Annotated New Testament interweaves history and spiritual analysis to explore Jesus’ most popular teaching parables, exposing their misinterpretations and making them lively and relevant for modern readers. Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to effectively convey his message and meaning. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus’ stories ignore this disparity and have often allowed anti-Semitism and misogyny to color their perspectives. In this wise, entertaining, and educational book, Amy-Jill Levine offers a fresh, timely reinterpretation of Jesus’ narratives. In Short Stories by Jesus, she analyzes these “problems with parables,” taking readers back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. Levine reveals the parables’ connections to first-century economic and agricultural life, social customs and morality, Jewish scriptures and Roman culture. With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us—and when read rightly, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later.


Author: Amy-Jill Levine
Genre: Religion
Publisher: Short Stories by Jesus
ISBN: 1501858181
Book Pages: 64
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Explore a fresh and timely interpretation of Jesus' most popular teaching parables.


Author: Amy-Jill Levine
Genre: Religion
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 9781501858192
Book Pages: 50
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to effectively convey his message and meaning. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus' stories ignore this disparity and have often allowed anti-Semitism and misogyny to color their perspectives. In Short Stories by Jesus, Amy-Jill Levine analyzes these "problems with parables" taking readers back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us—and when read rightly, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later. The Leader Guide contains everything needed to guide a group through the six-week study including session plans, activities, and discussion questions, as well as multiple format options.


Author: Jane Werner Watson
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher: Golden Inspirational
ISBN: 9780375839412
Book Pages: 24
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Introduces the birth and childhood of Jesus, and the major events of his ministry.


Author: Klyne R. Snodgrass
Genre: Religion
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9781467449632
Book Pages: 912
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Winner of the 2009 Christianity Today Award for Biblical Studies, Stories with Intent offers pastors and students a comprehensive and accessible guide to Jesus' parables. Klyne Snodgrass explores in vivid detail the historical context in which these stories were told, the part they played in Jesus' overall message, and the ways in which they have been interpreted in the church and the academy. Snodgrass begins by surveying the primary issues in parables interpretation and providing an overview of other parables—often neglected in the discussion—from the Old Testament, Jewish writings, and the Greco-Roman world. He then groups the more important parables of Jesus thematically and offers a comprehensive treatment of each, exploring both background and significance for today. This tenth anniversary edition includes a substantial new chapter that surveys developments in the interpretation of parables since the book's original 2008 publication.


Author: Baby Professor
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
ISBN: 9781541925120
Book Pages: 64
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

This time, get to know Jesus through stories about him. Grow your child’s faith in the most interactive way possible. Story telling is something kids are attracted to. Reading is also a great exercise that boosts creativity and social skills, which are two essential skills in both academics and real life. Grab a copy today.


Author: Amy-Jill Levine
Genre: Religion
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 9781501858178
Book Pages: 59
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to effectively convey his message and meaning. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus' stories ignore this disparity and have often allowed anti-Semitism and misogyny to color their perspectives. In this Bible study based on her Short Stories by Jesus, Amy-Jill Levine analyzes these "problems with parables" taking readers back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us—and when read rightly, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later. This participant guide provides an introduction to the main text as well as further Scripture commentary and reflection questions.


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Genre: Bibles
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9780857860972
Book Pages: 64
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

The earliest of the four Gospels, the book portrays Jesus as an enigmatic figure, struggling with enemies, his inner and external demons, and with his devoted but disconcerted disciples. Unlike other gospels, his parables are obscure, to be explained secretly to his followers. With an introduction by Nick Cave


Author: Amy-Jill Levine
Genre: Religion
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061748110
Book Pages: 256
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

In the The Misunderstood Jew, scholar Amy-Jill Levine helps Christians and Jews understand the "Jewishness" of Jesus so that their appreciation of him deepens and a greater interfaith dialogue can take place. Levine's humor and informed truth-telling provokes honest conversation and debate about how Christians and Jews should understand Jesus, the New Testament, and each other.


Author: DC Talk
Genre: Religion
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781493428212
Book Pages: 384
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

You may think of martyrs as those who gave their lives for the faith in the early church. But today, Christians around the world continue to stand boldly for Christ despite ongoing persecution. These are their stories. · Pastor Han--Stabbed to death by North Korean agents for sharing the gospel with North Koreans in China · Jean-Pierre Werner and Rodé Groenewald--Killed in a Taliban attack on their home in Afghanistan · Fatima Al-Mutairi--Killed by her brother after becoming a Christian in Saudi Arabia · Habila--Survived being shot in the face by Boko Haram militants after refusing to renounce Christ Persecution has always accompanied followers of Jesus, who invited His followers to come and die. Some were jeered at, and their backs were cut open with whips. Others were chained in prisons. Some died by stoning, some were sawed in half, and others were killed with the sword. Some went about wearing skins of sheep and goats, destitute and oppressed and mistreated. They were too good for this world, wandering over deserts and mountains, hiding in caves and holes in the ground. --Hebrews 11:36-38 Faithful Christians around the world are still suffering and dying for the name of Christ. Their stories inspire and encourage each of us to follow Christ, no matter the cost.