James Scudder believes that within Christ's parables found in the book of Mark are thirty-one principles that will help you experience spiritual growth. These principles guide you to exercise your faith, have a joy-filled life, and confidently tell others about Christ. Divided into twelve harmonious chapters, this pastor's work is practical, relevant, and upbeat. Scudder includes a section that recaps each chapter's points and offers an exercise for each principle -- plus tips for practice and prayer -- so that, whether you're studying the Word by yourself or with a group of believers, your spiritual life may successfully grow in the eternal ways that matter most.
|Product dimensions:||5.58(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.68(d)|
Table of Contents
|Thirty-one Parable Principles That Could Change Your Life||9|
|1.||The Spiritual Life||11|
|3.||A Seed Called Preaching||47|
|4.||Ready, Set, Prepare||67|
|6.||Danger! The Big Three Want to Choke You!||101|
|7.||The Good-Soil Christian||119|
|8.||Don't Be a Burned-out Bulb||137|
|9.||Someday the Bugs Will Come Out||157|
|10.||The Extreme Hearer||175|
|11.||Your Harvest Will Come||193|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read Dr. Scudder's last book, Beyond Failure and I enjoyed it, but this is a wonderful companion. It really breaks beyond the failure--what-is-the-meaning-of-life of his last work and focuses solely on Christian growth. Dr. Scudder weaves personal illustrations into the teachings of Jesus and suggests 31 parable principles that can and should guide every Christian's life. If you really desire to grow spiritually and become an effective Christian, I suggest you get this book and make it a permanent fixture on your nightstand.