Barbara Reid's books on 'Parables for Preachers' follow the Revised Common Lectionary. Because of this, the book for Year B concentrates primarily on the texts of the gospel of Mark. Before getting into the heart of the texts, Reid presents introductory material on parables, preaching, and ... Read review
Useful for those who want more understanding of parables
"...find new meanings in familiar parables that show up again and again? This is a particularly important question for preachers, and Reid addresses it directly.
The term 'parable' can refer to a range of types of speech - it goes beyond the simple moral stories similar to Aesop's fables. Parables in Mark carry much of the weight of Jesus' teaching.
Jesus, of course, was not the first to preach or teach in parables. In doing this, he was following ..."
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