Bible Parents: Travail and Triumph

Bible Parents: Travail and Triumph

by James E. Kifer


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Excepting only the husband/wife foundation the basic building block of the family structure has always been the parent/child relationship. Loving, problematical, warm, volatile, and inspirational it remains a universal human experience. Do the ancient, at times almost forgotten, stories of the Bible afford any guidance today?

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ISBN-13: 9781633571624
Publisher: CrossLink Publishing
Publication date: 11/02/2018
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

James E. Kifer, a lawyer and long-time adult Bible School teacher, lives in Oklahoma City with his wife Debbie. They have two daughters, Jennifer and Gretchen, and three grandchildren, Abigail, Joseph and Kieran. The ideas of his fellow Christians in class have been an invaluable contribution to this book.

Table of Contents

Preface 1

> Chapter 1: The Epic of Abraham 9

> Chapter 2 : Jacob Relives the Old, Old Story 19

> Chapter 3: The Redemption of Judah 31

> Chapter 4: Eli and Samuel: Faulty and Faulted Fathers 41

> Chapter 5: Saul, The Undeserving Parent 51

> Chapter 6: David, the Distracted Parent 63

> Chapter 7: Naomi, the Rewarded Parent 75

> Chapter 8: Mary and Joseph - Amazing Normality 85

> Chapter 9: Herod and Herodias, the Horror 97

> Chapter 10: The Grieving Parents 107

> Chapter 11: Lois and Eunice: The Overlooked Mothers 117

> Chapter 12: Gains and Loses 127

> Chapter 13: Like Father, Like Son 139

Conclusion 151

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