Parables of Parenthood

Parables of Parenthood

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Jesus told simple stories about common items; yet his parables profoundly address our hearts and minds. We offer an interpretation, not only about what we read, but also what we think and feel. Parables of Parenthood presents modern biblical scholarship in an accessible writing style in order to model how these ancient stories continue to enrich life in the twenty-first century. Andrew Taylor-Troutman closely analyzes each parable with deep appreciation before applying these interpretations to his life, because he believes the genius of the parables offers a glimpse of the kingdom of heaven in our everyday experience. By interpreting from the author's head and heart, Parables of Parenthood gives new luster to well-known, narrative gems about sowing seeds and lost sheep through personal insights about anxiety and hope. Lessons about wise builders and wicked tenants are illustrated with anecdotes about a baby's food and a grandmother's rocking chair. Through interpretations of other parables, moments as diverse as a beach trip and an ultrasound appointment invite movement from fear to faith. Through the combination of his informed Bible study and practical life experience, Taylor-Troutman empowers readers to connect the teachings of Jesus to our world in comforting and challenging ways.And at the right time, he sent a slave to the tenants in order that he might take out of the fruit of the vineyard from the tenants. ... Come, let us kill him and the inheritance will be ours! ... A person was a landowner who planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a wine press in it and built a tower and leased it to tenants and went away. ... Indeed its opening line, a€œA person planted a vineyarda€ is roughly analogous in ancient Judaism to the introductory formula, a€œ Once upon aanbsp;...

Title:Parables of Parenthood
Author:Andrew Stephen Taylor-Troutman
Publisher:Wipf and Stock Publishers - 2014-01-22


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