The Living Stories of Jesus

Interpreting and Applying the Parables

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  • ISBN :9789811848346
  • Format :Paperback
  • Pricing Attribute :Normal
  • Page Count :304
  • Dimensions :152 x 229 mm
  • Publication Date :28 Nov 2022
  • Publisher :Cru Asia Ltd
  • Author :Robert M Solomon

Description :

About a third of all the teachings of Jesus was in the form of parables. Some of these stories are well-known, such as the parables of the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son. The challenge for Christians today is to know how to interpret the stories of Jesus. What was their intention and how should we apply them in our daily lives? This book briefly explains how Christians have interpreted the parables in the past and draws some useful pointers on how to read and apply the parables. The book then proceeds to examine 19 parables, showing how they can be interpreted and applied. In the process, many new perspectives and insights are presented. The Living Stories of Jesus is very useful for personal Bible study and for teaching and preaching.

“Written in clear and understandable prose, (Bishop Emeritus) Solomon distils wisdom for our journey into the uncertainties of the 21st century.”
Rev Dr Ben Witherington, III
Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary
Emeritus Professor of Doctoral Studies, St Andrews University, Scotland

“Robert Solomon brings incisive scholarship and a lifetime’s pastoral insight and sensitivity to his reading of the parables of Jesus. 
 It is a book for both preachers and hearers.”
Rev Dr Tim Meadowcroft
Senior Research Fellow, Laidlaw College, Auckland;
Editor, Journal of Theological Interpretation

“Bishop Solomon pushes my understanding and appreciation of 
Jesus’ teaching even higher! I warmly recommend this book to preachers, teachers and scholars alike.”
Rev Dr Ezra Kok
Former President, Chinese Annual Conference, The Methodist Church in Malaysia
Former Principal, Seminari Theologi Malaysia (Malaysian Theological Seminary)

About the Author
Bishop Emeritus Robert Solomon was Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000-2012. He had served previously as a medical doctor, church pastor, Principal of Trinity Theological College and President of the National Council of Churches of Singapore. Dr Solomon has degrees in medicine, theology, intercultural studies, and a PhD in pastoral theology from the University of Edinburgh. With an active speaking and teaching ministry in many countries, he has contributed many articles to books, theological dictionaries and journals, and authored many books, including The Race, The Conscience, The Enduring Word, The Virtuous Life, The Sermon of Jesus, Apprenticed to Jesus, Boundless Love, Jesus and His Family, The Trinity and  The Christian Life, We are Pilgrims, The Reformation and Practical Christianity.