Old Testament Stories from the Back Side

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Using an approach similar to that in his book Parables from the Back Side, popular author J. Ellsworth Kalas brings a new perspective to selected Old Testament stories by approaching them from the “back side”—through a unique starting point, a creative retelling, a new “lens,” or the eyes of a minor or unsympathetic character.

Chapter titles and Scripture: “The Second Sin” (Genesis 3:1-13); “The Importance of Naming Joseph” (Genesis 30:22-24); “Because My Mother Told Me” (Exodus...

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Overview

Using an approach similar to that in his book Parables from the Back Side, popular author J. Ellsworth Kalas brings a new perspective to selected Old Testament stories by approaching them from the “back side”—through a unique starting point, a creative retelling, a new “lens,” or the eyes of a minor or unsympathetic character.

Chapter titles and Scripture: “The Second Sin” (Genesis 3:1-13); “The Importance of Naming Joseph” (Genesis 30:22-24); “Because My Mother Told Me” (Exodus 2:1-10); “Moses’ Midlife Crisis” (Exodus 2:11-22); “Patron Saint of the Minority Report” (Numbers 13:1-3, 25-33); “Tragic Son, Tragic Father” (Judges 11:1-6, 30-35); “Honey in the Lion” (Judges 14:5-14); “Beauty and the Beast” (1 Samuel 25:2-42); “A Refugee at the King’s Table” (2 Samuel 9:1-13); “In Defense of Job’s Wife” (Job 2:1-10); “Jonah’s Christmas Story” (Jonah 3:1-6, 10; Matthew 12:38-42); “God Is Better Than His Plans” (Ruth 1:1-5; 4:13-17).

Includes 12 Sessions with a study guide.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780687081868
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 2/15/2007
  • Edition description: Includes Study Guide
  • Pages: 123
  • Sales rank: 723,410
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.36 (d)

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J. Ellsworth Kalas has been part of the faculty of Asbury Theological Seminary since 1993, after thirty-eight years as a United Methodist pastor and five years in evangelism with the World Methodist Council. He has been a presenter on DISCIPLE videos and is the author of more than thirty books, including the popular Back Side series as well as the Christian Believer study.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2011

    Disappointing

    The video segments make use of an interviewer who asks the author questions about the subject matter. Unforturnately we see only the interviewer's back throughout. Clearly the spotlight is on the author, perhaps more than on the subject matter itself. In addition, the interviewer's questions come across as canned and staged and as such detract from any drama that might otherwise be present. I would not recommend this video to young adults.

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