Parables from the Back Side Volume 2: Bible Stories With A Twist

Parables from the Back Side Volume 2: Bible Stories With A Twist

by J. Ellsworth Kalas
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Parables from the Back Side Volume 2: Bible Stories With A Twist by J. Ellsworth Kalas

This study is an addition to the author’s popular “Back Side” books.
J. Ellsworth Kalas presents new insight into twelve of Jesus’ parables by entering them through a unique starting point, a creative retelling, a new “lens,” or the eyes of a minor or unsympathetic character. 

Chapter titles:
1.  The Value of the House--Matthew 7:24-27
2.  The Man Who Talked with His Soul--Luke 12:13-21
3.  What Chance Does an Average Sinner Have?--Luke 7:36-48
4. The Importance of Downward Mobility--Luke 14:7-11
5.  The Danger of Being Good and Empty--Matthew 12:43-45
6.  Risky business--Matthew 13:45-46
7.  Miracles Can Be Overrated--Luke 16:19-31
8.  Second Chance for a Poor Manager--Luke 16:1-13
9.  A Laugh and a Prayer--Luke 11:5-13, 18:1-8
10.  It Happens While We Sleep--Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
11.  The Importance of Being Dressed for the Party--Matthew 22:1-14
12.  The Genius of Effective Waiting--Luke 12:32-40 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426700880
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 04/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,126,496
File size: 850 KB

About the Author

J. Ellsworth Kalas (1923-2015) was the author of over 35 books, including the popular Back Side series, A Faith of Her Own: Women of the Old Testament, Strong Was Her Faith: Women of the New Testament, I Bought a House on Gratitude Street, and the Christian Believer study, and was a presenter on DISCIPLE videos. He was part of the faculty of Asbury Theological Seminary since 1993, formerly serving as president and then as senior professor of homiletics. He was a United Methodist pastor for 38 years and also served five years in evangelism with the World Methodist Council. 

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More Parables from the Back Side 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
CarolynMO More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed all of the backside books. It's great to look at biblical lessons from another perspective. The reason I rated this only two stars was because several of the pages are not typeset correctly and the words run together which makes it very difficult to read.