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Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2010-08-20
Page : 151
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0830868070
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Drawing on his extensive knowledge of both the New Testament and Middle Eastern culture, Kenneth E. Bailey presents an interpretation of the parable of the prodigal son from a Middle Eastern perspective and, in doing so, powerfully demonstrates its essentially Christian message.


Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2011-07-27
Page : 225
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0830868852
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Drawing on a lifetime of study in both Middle Eastern culture and the Gospels, Kenneth E. Bailey compares the Old Testament saga of Jacob and the New Testament parable of the prodigal son, offering a fresh view of how Jesus interpreted Israel's past, his present, and their future.


Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
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Release : 1973
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Author : Steve Sherwood
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2010-02-01
Page : 190
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1608991075
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In a post-modern world leery of abstracted theology, might the answers to the deep question of why Jesus died on the cross be found, not in theology textbooks, but in the stories of the Bible? What if the playing out of one Hebrew word, hesed, tells us who we are, who God is, and what Jesus' life and death were all about? Embraced: Prodigals at the Cross tells the story of hesed, God's steadfast love, as it weaves its way from our creation for relationship, through our rejection of that relationship, to God's centuries-long pursuit of reconciliation. The story ends in embrace, the embrace of a good father who runs to his prodigal son, and a loving God who takes on human flesh to reach out to us on the cross. This book is God's story. This book is our story.


Author : Hans Boersma
Publisher : Baker Academic
Release : 2006-04-01
Page : 288
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0801031338
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Offers a new model for understanding the atonement, sensitive to both the Christian tradition and its postmodern critics.


Author : John F. MacArthur
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2010-03-29
Page : 240
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1418588873
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Previously published as A Tale of Two Sons Nearly two thousand years ago, Jesus told a simple parable about a family . . . a father and his two sons. It was a story of rebellion, repentance, and unfathomable grace. The Parable of the Prodigal Son still stands out as a crucial lesson about our struggle with sin and dependence on divine salvation. But there is a part of this story that often goes untold. It’s a message you need to hear. This powerful book provides fascinating new insight into one of the Bible’s most important stories. Using accurate and captivating historical context, John MacArthur invites you to hear the parable of the prodigal son as it was originally intended. Beautiful in their simplicity, rich in God’s forgiveness, these twenty-two verses from Luke will reawaken you to a new understanding of God’s love and the joy our repentance brings to Him. You are about to experience a tale of inexhaustible grace and an ending you’ve never heard before.


Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2009-08-20
Page : 355
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780830875856
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Beginning with Jesus' birth, Ken Bailey leads you on a kaleidoscopic study of Jesus throughout the four Gospels, examining the life and ministry of Jesus with attention to the Lord's Prayer, the Beatitudes, Jesus' relationship to women, and especially Jesus' parables. The work dispels the obscurity of Western interpretations with a stark vision of Jesus in his original context.


Author : Charles WHITE (Dissenting Minister.)
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Release : 1868
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Author : Henri J. M. Nouwen
Publisher : Image
Release : 2013-11-20
Page : 160
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0804152128
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With over a million copies sold, this classic work is essential reading for all who ask, “Where has my struggle led me?” A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt’s The Return of the Prodigal Son catapulted Henri Nouwen on an unforgettable spiritual adventure. Here he shares the deeply personal and resonant meditation that led him to discover the place within where God has chosen to dwell. As Nouwen reflects on Rembrandt’s painting in light of his own life journey, he evokes a powerful drama of the classic parable in a rich, captivating way that is sure to reverberate in the hearts of readers. Nouwen probes the several movements of the parable: the younger son’s return, the father’s restoration of sonship, the elder son’s resentfulness, and the father’s compassion. The themes of homecoming, affirmation, and reconciliation will be newly discovered by all who have known loneliness, dejection, jealousy, or anger. The challenge to love as God loves, and to be loved as God’s beloved, will be seen as the ultimate revelation of the parable known to Christians throughout time, and is here represented with a vigor and power fresh for our times.


Author : J. Emmett Beam
Publisher : Xulon Press
Release : 2009-04-01
Page : 160
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1607915774
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In today's world, relationships and lives are destroyed by conflict, greed, deception, betrayal, abandonment, abuse and other cruel acts of violence. Stories of Ponzi schemes, unethical financial dealings, infidelity, gang violence and terrorism are common place in the news. Such acts result in financial ruin, divorce, physical pain, emotional trauma and even death of loved ones. Our first instinct is to pay back evil for evil and take our own revenge. Yet is that the best course? This book explores and examines some tough questions, including: [ Is it possible to recover from the loss, grief and trauma resulting from an injustice? [ Will post-traumatic stress plague a victim of violence forever? [ How can relationships be restored after betrayal or adultery? [ Is it possible to forgive someone who has cruelly or violently injured us? [ Can we actually "love our enemies" as instructed in the Bible? [ Can we get forgiveness from God after committing violence, infidelity or murder? [ Is there a key to personal healing, no matter what someone has experienced? The good news is there is a key to personal healing and a way to recover from the losses, grief and traumas of life. And it's called forgiveness. The Parable System of Forgiveness and Reconciliation provides a practical, proven method of forgiving anyone for any type of injustice. It also describes how to restore and reconcile broken relationships. This invaluable resource will help you do one of the hardest things you'll ever do for your own personal healing: forgive someone who has betrayed, abused, violated, or committed a violent offense against you or a loved one.


Author : Timothy Keller
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2008-10-30
Page : 192
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 144063789X
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Prodigal Prophet uncovers the essential message of Jesus, locked inside his most familiar parable. Newsweek called renowned minister Timothy Keller "a C.S. Lewis for the twenty-first century" in a feature on his first book, The Reason for God. In that book, he offered a rational explanation of why we should believe in God. Now, in The Prodigal God, Keller takes his trademark intellectual approach to understanding Christianity and uses the parable of the prodigal son to reveal an unexpected message of hope and salvation. Within that parable Jesus reveals God's prodigal grace toward both the irreligious and the moralistic. This book will challenge both the devout and skeptics to see Christianity in a whole new way.


Author : Angelo Scarano
Publisher : Liturgical Press
Release : 2014-12-17
Page : 86
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0814649491
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Luke’s gospel contains a number of passages about compassion. One of the most beloved of these is commonly known as the parable of the Prodigal Son. In The Prodigal Father, Angelo Scarano focuses on the distinctive role of the father in the parable, the example he provides of being transformed by a compassionate heart, and the joy in celebrating the return of what was loved and thought to be lost. Scarano suggests that this remarkable parable has two climaxes—the banquet for the younger son, and the conversation between the father and the elder son—and that it is in this second climax where the real intention of the evangelist is revealed. Scarano urges readers to accept God’s “compassionate heart,” to allow God’s Spirit to transform us and enable us to live like the prodigal father, opening our hearts to the weak and the strong, the broken and the bitter. Scarano’s insightful work will be welcomed by preachers, teachers, and anyone engaged in prayer with or reflection upon the gospels.


Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
Publisher :
Release : 2000
Page : 133
Category : Bible
ISBN 13 : 9780908284436
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During his many years in the Middle East, Kenneth Bailey often lived in villages, thus experiencing peasant life first hand. In getting to know the local people, his understanding of the original meaning of the parables of Christ was greatly enriched. In The Cross and the Prodigal, Kenneth Bailey draws on these insights to bring out not only the literary meaning of the Parable of the Prodigal Son, but also its emotional impact on the original hearers.In the one-act play, 'Two Sons Have I Not', contained in the second part of the book, the author brings into the open the parable's underlying conflicts: Law versus love, servanthood versus sonship, preservation of family honour versus restoration of family fellowship. These conflicts are brought to a climax in the banquet scene that ends the parable.With this reprint, the author's insights into the Parable of the Prodigal Son are made available to a new generation. Kenneth Bailey's writings on the parables of Jesus continue to be brilliantly illuminating.


Author : David A. Brondos
Publisher : Fortress Press
Release :
Page : 241
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9781451406009
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Even as theologians and others have become more critical of classic theories of atonement, Brondos maintains, biblical scholars have continued to understand Paul's soteriology based on the language and categories of a thousand years later. In this vital volume he draws the theological consequences of the "new perspective" on Paul for our understanding of the meaning and efficacy of Jesus'' death. Paul, says Brondos, understood Jesus' death primarily as the consequence of his mission of serving as God's instrument to bring about the awaited redemption of Israel, in which Gentiles throughout the world would also be included. For Paul, Jesus' death is salvific, not because it satisfies some necessary condition for human salvation as most doctrines of the atonement have traditionally maintained, nor because it effects some change in the situation of human beings or the world in general, but because God responded to Jesus' faithfulness unto death by raising him, ensuring that all the divine promises of salvation would be fulfilled through him. Jesus' death forms part of an overarching story culminating in the redemption of Israel and the world; it is this story, and in particular what precedes and follows Jesus' death on the cross, which makes that death redemptive for Paul.


Author : John Stott
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2006-08-31
Page : 380
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 083083320X
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Why should the cross--an object of Roman distaste and Jewish disgust--be the emblem of our worship and the axiom of our faith? And what does it mean for us today? In this thoughtful, comprehensive study of Scripture, tradition and the modern world, John R. W. Stott brings you face to face with the centrality of the cross in God's plan of redemption.


Author : Sue Thompson
Publisher : WestBow Press
Release : 2010-04-30
Page : 192
Category : Family & Relationships
ISBN 13 : 1449700527
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Most people know the story Jesus told of the prodigal son—the child who demanded his inheritance and then threw it away on wild living. But there were two sons in the story: the older son watched events unfold and told his father, “I stayed with you all these years and you never threw a party for me!” Those who grew up in a family with a prodigal understand that cry. Sue Thompson shares her own story of struggle and hope in The Prodigal Brother. She offers ways to heal the ache of feeling second place in a parent’s affections and attention, and writes with sensitivity about forgiving a wayward brother or sister without excusing the behavior. Anyone who’s ever been “the good kid” will find empathy and encouragement to unload the emotional baggage of growing up with a prodigal in the family. Many of us grew up in families where one of our siblings was the favorite child—either because that one did everything right in his parents’ eyes or because he was so needy. Whichever the case, Sue Thompson gives practical suggestions from her own life experiences. Whether you are the good one or the neglected one, you will find fresh insight in this eye-opening book. Florence Littauer Author of Personality Plus and Silver Boxes In the all-important arena of interpersonal relationships . . . Sue's book is at the top of my all-time list. It is that good, and it is that important. Ralph Harris, LifeCourse Ministries Author of Better Off Than You Think


Author : Robert GRANT (Vicar of Bradford Abbas, Dorset.)
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Release : 1830
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Author : E.R. King
Publisher : WestBow Press
Release : 2014
Page : 218
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1490821651
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This book contains the true and tragic story of E.R. King. He left the pastorate after ten years. The book follows his self-destruction down the prodigal path. He encounters his own private pig pen where he comes back to his senses and finds hope, love, forgiveness, and redemption from his heavenly Father. The message of the book is that there is hope, forgiveness, love, and redemption for everyone at the feet of Jesus. It does not matter where you find yourself or what you have done. Your heavenly Father is waiting to receive you back home safe and sound.


Author : Charles Finlay
Publisher : Pyr
Release : 2010-10-04
Page : 374
Category :
ISBN 13 : 161592616X
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The Prodigal Troll is a tale of a human child raised by a band of mythological creatures that is both hysterical and moving. When Lord Gruethrist's castle is laid under siege by an invading baron, he sends a trusted knight and nursemaid off with his infant son. Their escape across a wilderness landscape populated by fantastic creatures and torn by war takes unexpected turns until the baby is finally adopted by a mother troll grieving for her own lost child. Christened "Maggot" by a hostile stepfather, the human boy grows up amid the crude but democratic trolls until he leaves the band to rediscover the world of humankind. But the world of man is a complex and capricious place. Maggot must master its strange ways if he is to survive... let alone win the heart and hand of the Lady Portia. Finlay's society of trolls are unlike any you've ever read before, and his matriarchal medieval world, pitted as they are against an analog of Native American tribesmen, provides a rich setting for many poignant social and political insights. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Author : Joseph Shenton
Publisher :
Release : 1877
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