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  1. Short Stories by Jesus

    Short Stories by Jesus

    The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi

    Narrator: Donna Postel
    Runtime: 13.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $20.49 Member Price: $16.39 (or 4 credits)
    Regular Price: $20.49 Member Price: $16.39 (or 4 credits)
    Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to effectively convey his message and meaning. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus' stories ignore this disparity and have often allowed anti-Semitism and misogyny to color their perspectives. In this wise, entertaining, and educational book, Amy-Jill Levine offers a fresh, timely reinterpretation of Jesus' narratives. In Short Stories by Jesus, she analyzes these 'problems with parables,' taking us back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. Levine reveals the parables' connections to first-century economic and agricultural life, social customs and morality, Jewish scriptures and Roman culture. With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for a contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us-and when read rightly, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later.
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  2. A Very Big Problem

    A Very Big Problem

    Narrator: Lisa Larsen
    Runtime: 0.02 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $10.99 Member Price: $8.79 (or 2 credits)
    Regular Price: $10.99 Member Price: $8.79 (or 2 credits)
    In the beginning, God's garden is beautiful and peaceful, but it doesn't stay that way. Everyone has something to say! Rain brags that it's the most refreshing. Birds boast that they're the most splendid. Earthworms bluster about their busyness. Then Children come along, claiming to be the best of all. And it's only fair that the best is loved most, isn't it?
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  3. Entering the Passion of Jesus

    Entering the Passion of Jesus

    A Beginner's Guide to Holy Week

    Narrator: Nan Mcnamara
    Runtime: 4.1 HRS. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $12.99 Member Price: $10.39 (or 2 credits)
    Regular Price: $12.99 Member Price: $10.39 (or 2 credits)
    Jesus's final days were full of risk. Every move he made was filled with anticipation, danger, and the potential for great loss or great reward. Jesus risked his reputation when he entered Jerusalem in a victory parade. He risked his life when he dared to teach in the Temple. His followers risked everything when they left behind their homes, or anointed him with costly perfume. We take risks as we read and re-read these stories, finding new meanings and new challenges. In Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner's Guide to Holy Week, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the Passion story. She shows us how the text raises ethical and spiritual questions for the reader, and how we all face risk in our Christian experience. Entering the Passion of Jesus provides a rich and challenging learning experience for small groups and individual listeners alike.
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