United Kingdom (PRWEB) March 22, 2012
The parables of Jesus will be as familiar as a friend to some readers but to others they will be as a stranger waiting to be introduced. Some scholars have described the parables as 'simple stories' when in fact they are 'profound truths. 'Through the careless handling of expositors and the inaccuracy of interpreters the parables have suffered over the centuries. Unfortunately, they have fallen foul not only to misunderstanding but also misinterpretation. There is much confusion today in both the pew and the pulpit. Instead of allowing Scripture to interpret Scripture, many men have resorted to relying on tried but not trusted traditions. In contrast, author Didymus Thomas takes an informed and invigorating approach to The Parables Presented Plainly. In this exegetical work, Christ’s teachings are conveyed in a manner that is understandable and with a genre that is digestible. As the reader moves from page to page he soon discovers that the pages are moving him.
Thomas wrote The Parables Presented Plainly for two vital reasons: firstly, to build the body of believers in such a way that they will unashamedly be bold for Christ. Secondly, the parables have been presented so plainly that they will satisfy the wide sphere of readers, from those who are inclined in a practical way, to others, such as those that are disposed to an academic approach.
“It is intended that God will speak to both the saved and unsaved readers, through this book, and that this publication will inspire those same people to turn and speak to God,” Thomas further wrote in the book’s introduction. We pray that by the end of the day and the end of the book, sinners will be justified, saints will be sanctified, but even more, God will be glorified.”
Apart from being a stimulating and stirring read, proceeds of the book will directly go to the Barnabas Fund. Furthermore, the author dedicates the book to those believers who are persecuted for being dedicated to God.
Thomas has searched the Scriptures and in The Parables Presented Plainly we will find that the Scriptures search us. His writing style is friendly and the simplicity of the texts in no way detracts from the wealth of wisdom found in the pages of the book. This engaging and evangelical work is at equal turns timely and timeless.
This book will be featured at the 2012 Pennsylvania School Library Association Book Exhibit in Hershey, PA, on April 12-14, 2012.
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About the Author
Didymus Thomas was born one spring Sunday morning during the month of April in Monmouthshire, Wales. He was educated, or, rather, attended school, in the same county. When he left school he served in the military before obtaining an honours degree in education. After forty years of running from God, he did something he never did in the Army; he surrendered! This conversion led to studying Theology and an honours degree. He has been in the ministry at home but his heart is in missionary work in Africa.
The Parables Presented Plainly* by Didymus Thomas
Publication Date: February 9, 2012
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