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Secrets from Heaven: Hidden Treasures of Faith in the Parables and Conversations of Jesus

Secrets from Heaven: Hidden Treasures of Faith in the Parables and Conversations of Jesus

by Father Sebastian Walshe


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The Greatest Teacher who ever lived, Jesus knew how to reach his audience where they were at. Whether preaching to a group in parable or holding an intimate conversation, he had an unequaled ability to get across the message that his liteners needed to hear. His teachings in the Gospels speak no less directly to us today. But so rich in meaning are the words of our incarnate God, so layered and profound his messages, that often we fail to do more than scratch their surface. And over time, our habit of superficial encounter with the Word can become self-perpetuating. In Secrets from Heaven, Fr. Sebastian Walshe helps you break free from the stale and familiar, giving you new eyes to see and new ears to hear the wisdom of the Savior. The Parable of the Sower, the Good Samaritan, the Prodigal Son, the woman caught in adultery-all these and more come alive in fresh ways, revealing new details and nuances, scriptural/historical connections, and testaments to Christ's rhetorical and pedagogical genius that you've never noted before. You'll marvel at Jesus' skill as an evangelist; but more importantly, you'll be powerfully moved to faith and love just as those who heard him in person long ago. Nothing Jesus taught was truly "secret"-he revealed the Father for all the world to see. But that doesn't mean his revelation is simplistic. Read Secrets from Heaven and go deeper into the saving mysteries of his life and words.

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ISBN-13: 9781683571681
Publication date: 05/01/2020
Pages: 187
Sales rank: 194,024
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Reading the Word of God 11

2 Tools for Digging 25

3 Parables About Sowers and Seeds 33

4 The Woman Caught in Adultery 51

5 The Samaritan Woman at the Well 65

6 The Good Samaritan 79

7 The Man Born Blind 87

8 The Paralytic Man 99

9 Jairus and the Woman with a Hemorrhage 111

10 The Lazy Servant 123

11 The Laborers Who Come Late 137

12 The Prodigal Son 149

13 Jesus and Peter on the Beach 173

Epilogue 181

About the Author 183

Endnotes 185

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