This six-session short-term study series from Jim Moore is organized around the general theme of parables. This study serves as a third volume to Jesus Parables of Grace (Spring 2004) and Jesus' Parables of Life (Spring 2005). Each chapter focuses on a particular parable, and features Jim Moore telling readers what Jesus was saying through the parable, both to listeners of his day and to us today in our own lives. The planned parables include "The Lost and Found Sheep" (Luke 15:1-7), "The Lost and Found Coin" (Luke 15:8-10), "The Lost and Found Son" (Luke 15:11-24), "The Lost and Found Gifts" (Luke 15:11-24), "The Lost and Found Elder Brother" (Luke 15:25-32), and "The Lost and Found Celebration" (Luke 14:15-24). The book also contains a study guide.
James W. Moore is a best-selling author of more than 40 books and an acclaimed pastor and ordained elder in The United Methodist Church. He has led congregations in Jackson, Tennessee; Shreveport, Louisiana; and Houston, Texas. In 2006, after 50 years of active ministry, he retired from full-time ministry and moved to the Dallas area, where he currently serves as Minister-in-Residence at Highland Park United Methodist Church. He and his wife, June, live at Heritage Ranch in Fairview, Texas.