The Best of J. Ellsworth Kalas

Telling the Greatest Story Ever Told Like It's Never Been Told Before

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The Best of J. Ellsworth Kalas
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Published March 2012

The very best thoughts and reflections of this wise teacher now available in one volume.

Take the best preacher you’ve ever heard, add in the teacher who first opened your eyes to the excitement and meaning of your favorite subject in school, combine these with that member of the family to whom you could always turn for the best advice, stir them all together, and you’ll get a flavor of the writing of Ellsworth Kalas. And now the very best thoughts and reflections of this wise teacher and guide are available together in one volume.  

Across his career Ellsworth Kalas has worn many hats: pastor, professor, seminary president. Through all of them, however, he has remained first and foremost an interpreter of God’s word. His most potent skill is to open up new insights and meanings in even the most familiar biblical stories. Gathered here are some of Kalas’s most humorous, touching, and enlightening writings, drawn from his own experience of finding God in Scripture.

About the Author

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.