John MacArthur has taken me deeper into this parable then I have ever gone before. He takes his regular easy to read, insightful approach and applies it here as well as he has in any other book that I've read. His book is eyeopening to sin that is in my life. And he clearly explains what Jesus was trying to relate to his audience of the pharisees and ultimately to us through this parable. Read it, study it, and pass it on to others that want to understand this scripture better.
Finally, I understand the meaning of this parable. John brings out the cultural background to us and explains what Jesus taught when He gave this parable is exactly what it means today. If you don't have this book, buy it. I have given several copies as gifts and people rave over it.
John McArthur helped me to truly understanding this parable and see it from the perspective of the Father. I thank God taht He did not wait for me to come to me but He saw me afar off and ran to welcom me back home. This book is a must read and then pass on.