Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine

Short Stories By Jesus
  • Author : Amy-Jill Levine
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-09-09
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780062198198
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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.

Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine

Short Stories By Jesus
  • Author : Amy-Jill Levine
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018
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  • ISBN : OCLC:1162377935
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Short Stories by Jesus Leader Guide by Amy-Jill Levine

Short Stories By Jesus Leader Guide
  • Author : Amy-Jill Levine
  • Publisher : Abingdon Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-15
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781501858192
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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.

Short Stories by Jesus Participant Guide by Amy-Jill Levine

Short Stories By Jesus Participant Guide
  • Author : Amy-Jill Levine
  • Publisher : Abingdon Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-15
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781501858178
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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.

Stories with Intent by Klyne R. Snodgrass

Stories With Intent
  • Author : Klyne R. Snodgrass
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-02-16
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781467449632
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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.

The Storybook of Jesus Short Stories from the Bible Children Teens Christian Books by Baby Professor

The Storybook Of Jesus   Short Stories From The Bible   Children   Teens Christian Books
  • Author : Baby Professor
  • Publisher : Speedy Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2018-05-15
  • Categories : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • ISBN : 9781541925120
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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.

The Story of Jesus by Jane Werner Watson

The Story Of Jesus
  • Author : Jane Werner Watson
  • Publisher : Golden Inspirational
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Categories : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • ISBN : 9780375839412
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Introduces the birth and childhood of Jesus, and the major events of his ministry.

The Gospel According to Mark by

The Gospel According To Mark
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  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 1999-01-01
  • Categories : Bibles
  • ISBN : 9780857860972
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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

The Misunderstood Jew by Amy-Jill Levine

The Misunderstood Jew
  • Author : Amy-Jill Levine
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780061748110
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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.

Stories of the Child Jesus from Many Lands by A. Fowler Lutz

Stories Of The Child Jesus From Many Lands
  • Author : A. Fowler Lutz
  • Publisher : Sophia Institute Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Categories : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • ISBN : 9781928832966
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Presents stories and legends from many different countries featuring the intercession of the Child Jesus.

Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Viramontes

Under The Feet Of Jesus
  • Author : Helena Maria Viramontes
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1996-04-01
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 1101078235
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Winner of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature “Stunning.”—Newsweek With the same audacity with which John Steinbeck wrote about migrant worker conditions in The Grapes of Wrath and T.C. Boyle in The Tortilla Curtain, Viramontes presents a moving and powerful vision of the lives of the men, women, and children who endure a second-class existence and labor under dangerous conditions in California's fields. At the center of this powerful tale is Estrella, a girl about to cross the perilous border to womanhood. What she knows of life comes from her mother, who has survived abandonment by her husband in a land that treats her as if she were invisible, even though she and her children pick the crops of the farms that feed its people. But within Estrella, seeds of growth and change are stirring. And in the arms of Alejo, they burst into a full, fierce flower as she tastes the joy and pain of first love. Pushed to the margins of society, she learns to fight back and is able to help the young farmworker she loves when his ambitions and very life are threatened in a harvest of death. Infused with the beauty of the California landscape and shifting splendors of the passing seasons juxtaposed with the bleakness of poverty, this vividly imagined novel is worthy of the people it celebrates and whose story it tells so magnificently. The simple lyrical beauty of Viramontes' prose, her haunting use of image and metaphor, and the urgency of her themes all announce Under the Feat of Jesus as a landmark work of American fiction.

The Story of God s Love for You by Sally Lloyd-Jones

The Story Of God S Love For You
  • Author : Sally Lloyd-Jones
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2015-10-06
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780310736042
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every story whispers his name… It’s an adventure story about a young Hero who comes from a far country to win back his lost treasure. It’s a love story about a brave Prince who leaves his palace, his throne—everything—to rescue the one he loves. It’s like the most wonderful of fairy tales that has come true in real life! You see, the best thing about this Story is—it’s true. And at the center of the Story, there is a baby. The Child upon whom everything would depend. All the stars and mountains and the oceans and galaxies and everything were nothing compared to how much God loved his children. He would move heaven and earth to be near them. Always. Whatever happened, whatever it cost him, he would always love them. And so it was that the wonderful love story began … —from The Story of God’s Love for You (originally published as The Jesus Storybook Bible)

Jesus Son by Denis Johnson

Jesus  Son
  • Author : Denis Johnson
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2009-02-17
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 031242874X
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Eleven stories narrated by a young recovering alcoholic, whose dependency has led him to crime, cruelty, and loss in the Midwest, depict the disparity of emotions that constitute the American experience.

A Carpenter s Son The Early Life of Jesus Children s Jesus Book by Baby Professor

A Carpenter   S Son  The Early Life Of Jesus   Children   S Jesus Book
  • Author : Baby Professor
  • Publisher : Speedy Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2017-02-15
  • Categories : Bibles
  • ISBN : 9781541905917
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Faith isn't something your child learns by himself when he’s all grown up, it must be taught the earliest time possible. This book will help your child understand Christianity, Jesus’ teachings and yes faith through an interesting bible story about the Carpenter’s Son. Introduce them to the early life of Jesus by buying them a copy now.

The Jefferson Bible by Thomas Jefferson

The Jefferson Bible
  • Author : Thomas Jefferson
  • Publisher : Wyatt North Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2014-01-05
  • Categories : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • ISBN :
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The Jefferson Bible, or The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth as it is formally titled, was a book constructed by Thomas Jefferson in the latter years of his life by cutting and pasting numerous sections from various Bibles as extractions of the doctrine of Jesus. Jefferson's composition excluded sections of the New Testament containing supernatural aspects as well as perceived misinterpretations he believed had been added by the Four Evangelists. In 1895, the Smithsonian Institution under the leadership of librarian Cyrus Adler purchased the original Jefferson Bible from Jefferson's great-granddaughter Carolina Randolph for $400. A conservation effort commencing in 2009, in partnership with the museum's Political History department, allowed for a public unveiling in an exhibit open from November 11, 2011, through May 28, 2012, at the National Museum of American History.

The Jesus Story by Dr. William H. Marty

The Jesus Story
  • Author : Dr. William H. Marty
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2013-10-15
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781441262837
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Long-time Bible Professor Tells the Compelling Story of Jesus The story of Jesus is the greatest story of all time. But the repetition and varying order of events in the Gospels can be confusing to readers. As he does in his bestselling book The Whole Bible Story, Dr. William Marty presents the full narrative of Jesus in chronological order. He tells the fascinating account of everything that happened in Jesus' life--from his birth to his ascension--as well as what happened in the church after he left. The Jesus Story is perfect for new Christians longing to get to know Jesus or long-time believers wanting to recapture the awe and amazement of hearing this remarkable story for the first time.

Jesus Freaks by DC Talk

Jesus Freaks
  • Author : DC Talk
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2020-10-27
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781493428212
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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.

Beloved Son by Sage Rainbow

Beloved Son
  • Author : Sage Rainbow
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015-04-02
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : 1511572965
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Beloved SonA spiritual novel that blends fact and fiction set in a time when rumors and visions among Jerusalem's Jews heralded the arrival of a Messiah to free them of their ages-long oppression. Their fervent anticipation collided with Rome's merciless authority when their Messiah appeared in the flesh as Jesus Christ. Jesus's example of Divine Love is newly-explored as the Son of God walks the path of teacher, healer and prophet while guiding his disciples.This reimagined journey illustrates Christ's teachings of universal truths while exploring alternative ways for him to fulfill the prophecies.* Did Jesus really die on the cross?* Was there a romantic connection between Jesus and Mary Magdalene?* If Jesus could read minds - how could Judas have betrayed him?* If Jesus was a shape-shifter - then how could he be captured against his will?The journey of Christ fulfilling his destiny as prophesied is uniquely re-imagined in this mystical adventure.

The Dog of Jesus by Michael Sakowski

The Dog Of Jesus
  • Author : Michael Sakowski
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013-02-22
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  • ISBN : 1939103010
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God s Amazing Enterprises by Sondra Hansen

God S Amazing Enterprises
  • Author : Sondra Hansen
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2014-04-04
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 1497537843
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Set in Africa with footholds in archaic Ethiopia and once resplendent Ethiopia, this compelling story describes WHY Christianity is exploding in Africa and below the equator. The book details staggering predictions for religion in Africa and the entire world. Not only are the spiritually aware finding Him, but He is rallying the skeptical and lost with visions and dreams and a dedicated missionary force that attest to the reality of modern-day revelation and a loving God who wants His children home. Seen through the eyes of a reluctant lady missionary, this is a humorous story of Sondra who initially rejects a calling to serve in Africa with her husband, incorrectly describing the continent as "backwards, with endless desert, hyenas lying dead in mud holes and Zulus that are still angry" and declares she is not going. Akin to Jonah who landed in the whale's belly or the struggling archetypal hero, the recalcitrant missionary ultimately discovers the amazing and enterprising ways that the Lord spreads his Restored Gospel and what part she plays in it.