Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Book Review - Fascinating Bible Studies on Every Parable


Jesus knew the power of stories to touch people's hearts, so he used parables to teach his followers about the kingdom of God. If you want to know God better, the parables are a great place to start.

This book provides short studies on every parable in the Bible. You'll learn what God wants us to know from the prodigal son, the good Samaritan, the lost sheep, the talents, the sower, and many more.

Each study includes a summary of the parable, the Scripture reference where it can be found, information on the historical and cultural setting, and key points. At the end of each study are questions that open the door to discussion, reflection, or further investigation, and help you get to the heart of the parable.

A wonderful tool for small groups or to add variety to your personal devotions. Let these studies draw you nearer to God as they enhance your understanding of his Word.


Dr. William H. Marty taught at Moody Bible Institute for thirty-seven years. His main emphasis was teaching an Old and New Testament survey to freshman at the Chicago campus, and the fruit of his focus on teaching the story line of the Bible was published in The Whole Bible Story. Dr. Marty has also written The World of Jesus and The Jesus Story and coauthored A Quick-Start Guide to the Whole Bible. He lives in Colorado with his wife, Linda, and is an active triathlete.


This is an extremely interesting book that focuses on the parables of the Bible and explains their meanings to us.  Not only that, but the author gives us questions to reflect on so that we can dig a bit deeper into the parable and the Scriptures.

I really liked that the author writes in a way that is easy to understand. It is a book that invites you in to the Bible and makes you want to stay there. Things that might not have been clear in the Scripture, become clear after the author takes us through things step by step.

I enjoy books that give us a way to study deeper and the questions and memory verse at the end of each chapter do this wonderfully.  It truly invites the reader to want to live a more exemplary life. 

I really loved this book and highly recommend it. You'll learn so much from the book and gain so much knowledge. I give it 5  stars.

*This book was provided to me by Bethany House.  I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this book.

Blessings - Julie


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