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Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1999
William Barclay brings to these "best-known stories in the world" new force and significance for the modern reader. Each chapter analyzes an individual parable--identifies its theme, explains it in the light of the language and customs of the ancient world, and clearly interprets its meaning for us today.
The William Barclay Library is a collection of books addressing the great issues of the Christian faith. As one of the world's most widely read interpreters of the Bible and its meaning, William Barclay devoted his life to helping people become more faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.
DianeMadison, WIAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Fantastic ResourceJanuary 5, 2017DianeMadison, WIAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I used this as a resource for a Bible Study on the parables. So many of parables are sort of understandable, but there is something that doesn't quite translate from those time to ours. As the daughter of a farmer, I didn't quite get throwing seed on hard ground, thin ground, rocky ground and good soil until Barclay explained the "community gardens" of the day. I didn't really understand in the unforgiving servant that it wasn't just about a debt, but about a debt so massive that it would probably never be paid in full. This book added a new depth of meaning to so many of these familiar stories.