Living the Parables by Hank Smith,
Published May 1st 2019 by Covenant Communications, Inc.
As the world's greatest teacher, Jesus Christ used His skills as a storyteller to teach and inspire His followers. The parables of Christ contain a wealth of guidance, but the deeper meaning of His words can sometimes be difficult to decipher. Now, best-selling authors Hank Smith and Kathryn Jenkins—known and loved for their ability to approach gospel topics in a clear, light, and understandable way—take a careful look at the finer points of the Savior's stories. They uncover the profound spiritual lessons hidden within and illustrate practical and accessible application for our day. In Living the Parables: Applying Christ's Teachings to Our Lives, readers are presented with commentary from generations of Church leaders and religious scholars, as well as modern-day interpretations of the underlying significance of each account. This volume will inspire followers of Christ to draw on the power of His Atonement by embracing a deeper understanding of His parables.
REVIEW by LAWonder10:
Although written for an audience of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints members, this is also an informative and excellent book for ALL Christians to read. It is primarily covering the information in the Four Gospels of the New Testament.
For example, did you know that the New Testament is translated into 3.223 languages? If that doesn't interest you, then did you ever realize Mark and Luke never even, personally, knew the Savior?
Matthew was a Jew and his writings do not clarify Jewish custom, nor symbols, because he primarily wrote to aid in the Jew's understanding and, hopefully, conversion.
Mark is believed to be Peter's scribe. Most of his writing is directed toward a Gentile audience, providing the most parables, going into greater detail, yet is the shortest of all "the Gospels".
Luke was Saul's physician before Saul became Paul. Luke remained by Paul's side until Paul's death. Luke was never maried and died at age 84. He is perceived to be the Chistian's first historian. He spoke with Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and other's who poersonally knew the Savior. His writing contain's information not found in the other three gospels.
John's writing do not contain one single parable. While the other Gospels write about Jesus activites, John KNEW Jesus and wrote about the man, the Redeemer, personal conversations and interactions with individuals. His writing contain information not found in the other three Gospels because he knew that information had been covered.
Hank Smith writes in the manner he speaks, with facts , yet with much humor. He keeps the reader's interest while inspiring and enlightening him/her.
The Book Title and cover are very "fitting", yet, the cover could have been more eye-catching for the "browser".
This still earns a Five Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me with no request for a positive review. This is my honest review.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.