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Six-session small group studies to build true community within the church and among the world Parables: Jesus, the wisest man who ever lived, had much to say about God, the human heart, the future, life, anger, love, and everything that mattered. Digging into the treasure trove of the wisdom and truth hidden in his parables will stretch minds, feed souls, pierce hearts, and shape his followers into true disciples.

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John Ortberg is the senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (MPPC) in the San Francisco Bay Area. His bestselling books include Soul Keeping, Who Is This Man?, and If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get out of the Boat.  John teaches around the world at conferences and churches, writes articles for Christianity Today and Leadership Journal, and is on the board of the Dallas Willard Center and Fuller Seminary. He has preached sermons on Abraham Lincoln, The LEGO Movie, and The Gospel According to Les Miserables. John and his wife Nancy enjoy spending time with their three adult children, dog Baxter, and surfing the Pacific. You can follow John on twitter @johnortberg or check out the latest news/blogs on his website at www.johnortberg.com.



Kevin G. Harney (kevingharney.com) serves at Shoreline Community Church in Monterey, California. He is the author of many books and studies, including Organic Outreach for Ordinary People, Seismic Shifts, and Reckless Faith.



Sherry Harney (sherryharney.com) has served as a children’s ministry director and a women’s ministry director, and is the author of more than sixty small-group Bible studies. One of her greatest passions is investing in the next generation of women in the church.

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Product Details

  • Series: New Community Bible Study Series
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (January 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310228816
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310228813
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,131,412 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I was excited to get these study guides. My small groups wanted a systematic study of some sort rather than topical. I though this would be an excellent. It is John Ortberg after all.

It does begin each study with a parable and continues with Scripture throughout each unit. It appears theologically sound. My problem is that I'd expected each unit to dig into the meat of each parable, to help people in my congregation understand just how revolutionary these stories were and are today. It doesn't do that.

Session three, on the Parable of the Ten Virgins just briefly touches on the parable before going into several other texts on being prepared. Session four on the Parable of the Loving Father doesn't address the older son at all. Session six touches on the parable at the beginning of the lesson, after a great deal of literary license in retelling the story before going off into a moral lesson of spiritual confrontation. Exegetically, this is a very weak resource that doesn't get people into the messiness and provocative questions the parables ask us.

I can't recommend this book with much enthusiasm.
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By Chuck on February 26, 2013
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I purchased several of these for use with a small group Bible study from my church. The Lord appears to be using this material and directing us towards heart renewal and transformation as it challenges us to pray often a prayer to have God break up the hardened soil of our lives so that we can accept more of the seeds of the kingdom.
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These are excellant study guides to study the meaning of the Parables.
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