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Up-to-date in parable research, it yet presents the material in a deceptively simple and clear manner, and succeeds in bringing out the spiritual and theological dimensions of the parables.
Catholic Library World
[T]his is a useful, comprehensive, comprehensible introduction to the parables.
Review of Biblical Literature
This is a good introduction for those who want to start probing the meaning of Jesus’ most characteristic teaching method.
The Bible Today
This work is clear, informative, and inspirational. Beginners will enjoy its many insights into Jesus’ parables. Even old pros in parable interpretation will learn a new lesson or two and have their hearts warmed to know Jesus more fully and follow him more faithfully.
Robert Karris, O.F.M., The Franciscan Institute of St. Bonaventure University
In Parables of the Kingdom Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan demonstrates how the parables of Jesus, which use ordinary people, events and things, draw the reader to the deepest heart of the Gospels: the revelation of Jesus Christ (Christology) and what it means to follow him (discipleship). She gives the reader a thorough view of Jesus’ ministry and mission in this scholarly and clear to follow, in depth and intriguing presentation. Deliberate attention to the details of each parable heightens not only the reader’s understanding of the Scripture, but excites the imagination as well. One is invited into the world of the parables and thereby, into the world of Jesus. This motivates the reader to come to know Christ anew, once again, and to take up the challenge to follow him by recognizing the possibilities of the Kingdom of God in every day life.
Maureen Crossen, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Theology Department Chair, Carlow University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvani