Parables from the Back Side Volume 2

Bible Stories With A Twist

By J. Ellsworth Kalas Published
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This study is an addition to the author’s popular “Back Side” books .
J. Ellsworth Kalas presents new insight into twelve of Jesus’ parables by entering them through a unique starting point, a creative retelling, a new “lens,” or the eyes of a minor or unsympathetic character.  The book also will contain a study guide.

Chapter titles:
1.  The Value of the House--Matthew 7:24-27
2.  The Man Who Talked with His Soul--Luke 12:13-21
3.  What Chance Does an Average Sinner Have?--Luke 7:36-48
4. The Importance of Downward Mobility--Luke 14:7-11
5.  The Danger of Being Good and Empty--Matthew 12:43-45
6.  Risky business--Matthew 13:45-46
7.  Miracles Can Be Overrated--Luke 16:19-31
8.  Second Chance for a Poor Manager--Luke 16:1-13
9.  A Laugh and a Prayer--Luke 11:5-13, 18:1-8
10.  It Happens While We Sleep--Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
11.  The Importance of Being Dressed for the Party--Matthew 22:1-14
12.  The Genius of Effective Waiting--Luke 12:32-40 

About the Author

J. Ellsworth Kalas

J. Ellsworth Kalas is the author of more than 35 books, including the popular Back Side series, A Faith of Her Own, Strong Was Her Faith, I Bought a House on Gratitude Street, and The Thirteen Apostles. He was a United Methodist pastor for 38 years and has been part of the faculty of Asbury Theological Seminary since 1993, formerly serving as president and now as senior professor of homiletics.