Parables

The Mysteries of God's Kingdom Revealed Through the Stories Jesus Told
Narrated by: Maurice England
Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Pastor-teacher John MacArthur helps listeners understand Jesus' parables and how they relate to the whole of his message.

Jesus was a master storyteller, and the parables he told were ingeniously simple word pictures with profound spiritual lessons. Understanding the parables is a crucial matter for followers of Jesus. Jesus told parables so his people might comprehend his message about the kingdom of God clearly.

Master expositor and Bible commentator John MacArthur has spent a lifetime explaining the word of God in clear and comprehensible terms. In Parables, he helps Christians understand the essential lessons contained in the most famous and influential short stories the world has ever known.

©2015 John MacArthur (P)2015 Thomas Nelson Publishers

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Clear and clean theology about the teachings of Jesus!

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I am impressed by the clear and compelling exposition of the parables in this book. Will definitely be listening again

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Each parable broken down.

I love how he broke down each parable and how they flowed together to ultimately tell the true story that heaven can only be gained through Christ.

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This is truly a must hear book

I thought I was well versed on most of our Lord's parables until hearing Pastor John explain them verse by verse.

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richly blessed

again..I am blessed in my journey for truth in God inerrant Word..John and his team led by the spirit of God has contributed so much to my walk with Christ. This book is full of treasures that last a lifetime.
thank you Jesus!

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Awesome!!!

Great job by the author putting so much into describing the parables Jesus used. Great book to learn how Jesus told stories that we still use today in are day to day lives to be more like Him.

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I like John MacArthur

The first book I read (well listened to) from this author. I enjoyed it very much. I will read others now

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Good for the library

I'm glad this is a part of my library now. It was helpful in regards to application points. However, in regards to understanding the language of parables, and types and such from a biblical perspective, it was a little lacking.

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John MacArthur is the best!

A must read for any Christian looking for a deeper understanding of the parables we thought we knew.

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Fantastic!

Great book full of insight and Godly teaching. I highly recommend this and any book from John MacArthur!

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Typical Amazingness From John MacArthur

Amazing, in depth knowledge about the parables that I’ve come to expect from John MacArthur. The chapter about the Unjust Steward is so mind blowing, so life changing that the sons of this world are being wiser than the sons of light. Great read that will really challenge you to live out these parables of Christ.

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In Depth Dive

Really great book, an overview of the parables thematically and as a whole. There is a lot that isn't necessarily about the parables but about the general tenets of the Christian faith but a great book overall.