The former president of Asbury Theological Seminary and longtime pastor has pulled together his favorite messages. Whether written from some unusual angle or minor character's viewpoint or laced with personal reminiscences and counsel, they arise from the heart of one of our pre-eminent teacher-encouragers. 176 pages, softcover. Abingdon.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 176 Vendor: Abingdon Press Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches) ISBN: 1426742010 ISBN-13: 9781426742019 Availability: In Stock
Take the best preacher youve 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 youll 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 Gods 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 Kalass most humorous, touching, and enlightening writings, drawn from his own experience of finding God in Scripture.
J. Ellsworth Kalas is the author of more than 35 books, including the popular Back Side series, A Faith of Her Own, Strong Was Her Faith, I Bought a House on Gratitude Street, and The Thirteen Apostles. He was a United Methodist pastor for 38 years and has been part of the faculty of Asbury Theological Seminary since 1993, formerly serving as president and now as senior professor of homiletics.