Parables from the Back Side Volume 2

Bible Stories With A Twist

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Parables from the Back Side Volume 2
Paperback ISBN: 9780687740413
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Published March 2005

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.  A study guide is included.

Chapters include:

  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 14:7-14
  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

Dr. J. Ellsworth Kalas

J. Ellsworth Kalas (1923-2015) was the author of over 35 books, including the popular Back Side series, A Faith of Her Own: Women of the Old Testament, Strong Was Her Faith: Women of the New Testament, I Bought a House on Gratitude Street, and the Christian Believer study, and was a presenter on DISCIPLE videos. He was part of the faculty of Asbury Theological Seminary since 1993, formerly serving as president and then as senior professor of homiletics. He was a United Methodist pastor for 38 years and also served five years in evangelism with the World Methodist Council.