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The Storytelling God: Seeing the Glory of Jesus in His Parables

The Storytelling God Seeing the Glory of Jesus in His Parables Throw away your flannelgraphsThe prodigal son The good Samaritan The treasure hidden in a field Most of us have heard Jesus s parables before Yet if these stories strike us as merely sweet heartwarmi

  • Title: The Storytelling God: Seeing the Glory of Jesus in His Parables
  • Author: Jared C. Wilson
  • ISBN: 9781433536687
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Paperback
  • Throw away your flannelgraphsThe prodigal son The good Samaritan The treasure hidden in a field Most of us have heard Jesus s parables before Yet if these stories strike us as merely sweet, heartwarming, or sentimental, we can be sure we ve misread them In The Storytelling God, pastor Jared Wilson helps us to see how Jesus s parables reveal profound spiritual truthThrow away your flannelgraphsThe prodigal son The good Samaritan The treasure hidden in a field Most of us have heard Jesus s parables before Yet if these stories strike us as merely sweet, heartwarming, or sentimental, we can be sure we ve misread them In The Storytelling God, pastor Jared Wilson helps us to see how Jesus s parables reveal profound spiritual truths about God, humanity, the world, and the future.Discarding the notion that Christ s parables are nothing than moralistic fables, this book highlights how each one is designed to drive us to Jesus in awe, need, faith, and worship.

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    1. Jared C. Wilson

      Jared C Wilson is the Director of Content Strategy for Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Managing Editor of For The Church ftc , and Director of the Pastoral Training Center at Liberty Baptist Church in Kansas City, Missouri He is the author of numerous books, including Gospel Wakefulness, The Prodigal Church, and, most recently, The Imperfect Disciple Wilson blogs regularly at gospeldrivenchurch, hosted by The Gospel Coalition and is a frequent speaker at conferences and churches around the world.

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    1. I enjoyed Jared's book. There are plenty of detailed reviews here on GoodReads so I won't rehash what others have said. I will say that, as someone who has a real interest in the parables and has read lots of scholarly writings on them, Jared's writing shows the fruit of engaging with many of the best writers on parables (Blomberg, Ritterbos, etc.) but his purpose is not to present his own scholarly view. He wants to encourage us to appreciate the gospel more fully through the parables. He does [...]


    2. In typical Jared Wilson fashion, 'The Storytelling God' contains some really great one-liners and paragraphs. Wilson has a way of summarising ethereal concepts and profound biblical truths with humour and incisiveness. But, on the whole, this didn't deliver as I thought it would. Don't get me wrong, it was good, but I think at times it lacked a bit of clarity and focus. I would put this down to Wilson becoming unduly sidetracked by his desire to show how Jesus' calls for obedience were not in co [...]


    3. “Throw away your Flannelgraphs. They are flat and soft, and the story of Jesus is neither.”In his newest work, Wilson looks at The Storytelling God, seeing how Jesus used parables to reveal Himself to His beloved. Wilson immediately confronts the misunderstanding of the parables as “sermon illustrations”, Confucius-says cousins, and shows them to be something much greater.When Jesus teaches a parable, he is not opening up “Chicken Soup for the Soul” or a fortune cookie but a window t [...]


    4. This is the third book by Jared Wilson that I’ve read, and I plan to read the rest of his books. I appreciate his clear prose, his grasp of theology, his ability to explain theology with clarity, his old-school reliance on Scripture (a modern Christian writer who doesn’t shy away from using Bible verses, what?!), and his very evident passion for Christ. In this book, Wilson examines the Biblical use of parables (hence the title). Wilson explains what they are and how they are used (primarily [...]


    5. Well writtenI read about half, then skimmed the rest. I suppose I didn't look at the subtitle closely enough; I didn't realize ti was all about the parables. I may come back to it someday, but had too many other things I wanted to read, and not enough interest to keep going at this time (holidays).


    6. About the BookIn our culture today we are consumed with stories. If you pick up the latest Seth Godin book, no doubt it will explain that a product or business needs to tell a story. If you want to be an effective communicator or speaker, then you must tell a story. Pastor, if you want to engage your congregation and keep their attention, start out your sermon with a story. Maybe you’ve heard and noticed this continuing theme throughout our culture as well. While this idea seems to be more pre [...]


    7. The parables of Jesus have long been beloved portions of Scripture. From the Parable of the Good Samaritan to the Parable of the Prodigal Son, these stories have provided believers with object lessons on the kingdom of God and the Christian life. Unfortunately, many have viewed the parables as little more than moral stories with a good message, a heartwarming tale of how to be good. Jared Wilson in his book The Storytelling God: Seeing the Glory of Jesus in His Parables, seeks to correct that no [...]


    8. A while back, while listening to my pastor give a sermon on the Prodigal Son, I remember him making a comment about how Jesus has this amazing craft of creating a story at the drop of a hat. As mother, I wish I had that gift as well. However, Jesus is God after all.I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Story Telling God. Scripture itself is so densely pact with information. There are so many nuggets of wisdom and truth in each word of the bible; it can be hard to understand with the naked eye. Jared [...]


    9. The parables are not what you think they are. Not if you think they are meant primarily to tell us what to do. Instead, Wilson tells us, they are windows into the kingdom. They are meant to explode our understanding of reality and fill our vision with the reality of the kingdom of God.I’m not sure whether Wilson covers every parable of Jesus. In fact I’m almost certain he doesn’t. But that’s not the point. That’s not the kind of book he has written. The Storytelling God is not ultimate [...]


    10. I definitely enjoyed reading Jared C. Wilson's The Storytelling God. I selected this one for review based on this wonderful opening line: "Throw away your Flannelgraphs. They are flat and soft, and the story of Jesus is neither." Did it live up to that great first sentence? Yes and no! In The Storytelling God, Wilson discusses parables from the Old Testament AND the New Testament, linking the two together when possible. After all, some of the imagery from the New Testament comes straight from th [...]


    11. This book is forgettable. I write most of my book reviews a couple months after reading them. It gives me time to process what I've read and how well the author did at communicating it. In this case, knowing the review was coming, I've been racking my brain for the last two weeks trying to remember what it's about and I honestly can't tell you anything that isn't mentioned in the title: The Storytelling God - Seeing the Glory of Jesus in His Parables.At this point, I only have vague recollection [...]


    12. Jared Wilson has been as prolific as any pastor-theologian within the Reformed community over the last few years. This was my first encounter with his writing. The concept of a book about the parables and the insight they provide into the Kingdom is appealing. Wilson exposits the parables well, essentially preaching their meaning. The book reads a lot like a sermon. I struggled with the organization of the book and the individual chapters. Outside of "parables" there wasn't, in my view, sufficie [...]


    13. Some of my favorite, and most memorable, times are when you hear a great storyteller craft a yarn. Time seems to fly by as you hang on every word. Often you might not know where the story will go next. Although I have known many good storytellers, none were better than Jesus. He used parables to tell stories that anyone could relate to and think they understand. Most of the time i believe the message did not occur to the listeners until after he was finished.Jared C. Wilson demonstrates how Jesu [...]


    14. Think you know Jesus' parables? You may and you may not. I thought I did. After years of Bible study and teaching from the parables myself, I found many new insights into Jesus' stories from reading Jared Wilson's The Storytelling God. Even the most familiar of the parables were expanded on, further clarified, and I appreciated the ties between what Jesus was teaching to the Old Testament. I think we Christians often ignore what the Old Testament says because we think that Jesus trumps that part [...]


    15. It took me a chapter or two to get into the flow of the book, because I had expected a book on parables to be organized in an orderly "story, explanation, story, explanation" kind of format, but Wilson puts the parables together thematically instead - not a bad choice by any means. Overall, I really enjoyed the book - Wilson is a talented writer and expositor, and there are many turns of phrase that I think will stick with me for a while from this book. The only downside is that as a youth minis [...]


    16. An absolutely stunning and well written book about the parables of Jesus. It is not written as a commentary on every parable, but oftentimes groups many together to bring out the main points and teachings. It is focused on the gospel, on the operating force of the kingdom of God in the earth, and Christ's call to heed the teachings and obey the gospel. The parables are neither tales of morality or allegories where every detail represents something else; they are powerful stories to reveal what J [...]


    17. Often wrongly described and misused, the parables Jesus told are full of wisdom, goodness and Him. Jared Wilson gives a glimpse into the parables (and Old Testament examples of the same) in plain language and with a hunger to glorify Christ. The message of the parables is Jesus and seeing Him changes everything. Wilson's style and demeanor make for an easy read and enjoyable reminder of the Christian's union with Christ.


    18. Great clarifications on the power of the parables of the BIble.Very well written in an easy to understand way. I learned that the parables of Jesus in both the old and new testaments had so much more depth of meaning than I had previously thought. This is a great book for showcasing the power of the gospel!


    19. My first book by Wilson. He is a mix of heady and goofy, which I think was easier for me because I've gotten to know his personality a bit on twitter (as much as you can). I really enjoyed the chapters on the 'parables' from the OT, mainly because I've never thought of them in that way before.



    20. A truly well-written guide through some of Jesus' parables that had me considering, laughing, re-reading, praying and pleading.


    21. Not a bad read Overall it was mostly milk, not much meat. A medium depth look at the parables of the Bible. Scripture not in KJV which is kind of a bummer but to be expected.



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