The Parables of Jesus

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Westminster John Knox Press, Feb 1, 1999 - Religion - 222 pages
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William Barclay brings to these "best-known stories in the world" new force and significance for the modern reader. Each chapter analyzes an individual parable--identifies its theme, explains it in the light of the language and customs of the ancient world, and clearly interprets its meaning for us today.

The William Barclay Library is a collection of books addressing the great issues of the Christian faith. As one of the world's most widely read interpreters of the Bible and its meaning, William Barclay devoted his life to helping people become more faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.

 

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This book is wonderful. I read Barclay's book since 35 years ago. I would give this book to my 13-year old son, and I am sure he will be delightful with the insights. It is a scholarly book in simple and common words that inspire any one.
Cesar Galvez, M.Th, DrPH, AIIAS, Philippines

Contents

Foreword
7
He taught them in Parables
9
The Sower and the Seed
18
The Kingdom of God is at Hand
25
So is the Kingdom of God
32
An Enemy hath done This
38
Of Every Kind
45
When it is Grown
52
How Much More
113
Thou Fool
120
If it Bear FruitWell
127
And the Door was Shut
133
God Forbid
139
The Children of This World
146
Yet there is Room
151
Not having a Wedding Garment
158

Till the whole was Leavened
60
Hid in a Field
67
He Sold all that he had
73
Go Thou and do Likewise
79
Even as I had Pity on Thee
86
A Certain Rich Man
92
God be Merciful
99
Inasmuch
106
Well Done
169
Joy in Heaven
177
Go in Peace
188
Which did the Will of his Father?
198
He Counteth the Cost
204
He that humbleth himself shall be Exalted
213
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William Barclay (1907-1978) is known and loved by millions worldwide as one of the greatest Christian teachers of modern times. His insights into the New Testament, combined with his vibrant writing style, have delighted and enlightened readers of all ages for over half a century. He served for most of his life as Professor of Divinity at the University of Glasgow, and wrote more than fifty books--most of which are still in print today. His most popular work, the Daily Study Bible, has been translated into over a dozen languages and has sold more than ten million copies around the world.

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