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Preaching the Parables: From Responsible Interpretation to Powerful Proclamation [Kindle Edition]

Craig L. Blomberg
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Book Description

A guide to preaching the parables that shows how to first interpret the parables, then proclaim their significance.

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About the Author

Craig L. Blomberg (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen) is distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary. He is the author or editor of more than ten books, including Jesus and the Gospels and Interpreting the Parables.

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  • File Size: 589 KB
  • Print Length: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Baker Academic (July 1, 2004)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Book of Sermons ... May 15, 2010
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I purchased 3 books on Parables for preaching a series this summer. While I found this particular book interesting, it is important to note what it is and is not.

It IS one pastor's perspective on each of several parables.
It does put the parables into a modern-day perspective and helps you look at them in a new way.
It is a way to consider modern controversial subjects and how they might fit the parables.

It IS NOT a commentary or exposition of the parables.

While it is an excellent book to use in considering how you might proclaim the parables in today's world, it should not be your only resource in preaching them, and if you use this book as your only resource, you will most likely only develop one small aspect of the potential included in the parables themselves.

While well-written, it has limited use, thus 3 stars.

In addition to this book I also purchased The Parables: Understanding the Stories Jesus Told which became my primary resource and Parables of Jesus (The Jesus Library) which made an excellent secondary resource.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Blomberg Is Not The Preacher August 21, 2014
Blomberg, himself, sites the biggest problem that I see with this volume on the parables. I have treasured his earlier volume on Interpreting The Parables, and consult it offer when studying and preaching from this NT stories. But, when Blomberg acknowledges that he is a exegete and not a preacher, he was telling the truth. The sermons are not bad. They just do not have the quality that I would look for in a books of sermons. It is helpful, but is limited in helping a preacher in building a quality sermon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Preaching the Parables Review May 11, 2010
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Informative, impact-full and easy to read. This is not a theology of the parables or a complete introduction to the parables, but it contains a brief and beneficial introduction. The real benefit comes from the copulation of sermons that Bloomberg puts together on the parables. He is well read and pulls together all the main scholarly points of view to save the reader some time. Some great insight can be gleaned from this work. I highly recommend it as well as his other work on parables and his commentary on Matthew. Very Good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars POWERFUL STORIES IMPORTANT LESSONS February 4, 2013
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Craig Bloomfield has managed to apply these stories of Jesus to everyday life today. They are very useful for people who have responsibility for preaching and teaching in churches.
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Craig L. Blomberg is distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He is the author, co-author or co-editor of fifteen books and more than eighty articles in journals or multi-author works. A recurring topic of interest in his writings is the historical reliability of the Scriptures. Craig and his wife Fran have two daughters and reside in Centennial, Colorado.

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