The Cross and the Prodigal Book
Score: 5
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The Cross and the Prodigal


  • Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2010-08-20
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN 10 : 9780830868070

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The Cross and the Prodigal Book Description :

Drawing on his extensive knowledge of both the New Testament and Middle Eastern culture, Kenneth E. Bailey presents an interpretation of the parable of the prodigal son from a Middle Eastern perspective and, in doing so, powerfully demonstrates its essentially Christian message.

The Cross and the Prodigal Book

The Cross and the Prodigal


  • Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Bible
  • Pages : 133
  • ISBN 10 : 0908284438

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The Cross and the Prodigal Book Description :

During his many years in the Middle East, Kenneth Bailey often lived in villages, thus experiencing peasant life first hand. In getting to know the local people, his understanding of the original meaning of the parables of Christ was greatly enriched. In The Cross and the Prodigal, Kenneth Bailey draws on these insights to bring out not only the literary meaning of the Parable of the Prodigal Son, but also its emotional impact on the original hearers.In the one-act play, 'Two Sons Have I Not', contained in the second part of the book, the author brings into the open the parable's underlying conflicts: Law versus love, servanthood versus sonship, preservation of family honour versus restoration of family fellowship. These conflicts are brought to a climax in the banquet scene that ends the parable.With this reprint, the author's insights into the Parable of the Prodigal Son are made available to a new generation. Kenneth Bailey's writings on the parables of Jesus continue to be brilliantly illuminating.

Jacob   the Prodigal Book
Score: 5
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Jacob the Prodigal


  • Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2011-07-27
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN 10 : 9780830868858

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Jacob the Prodigal Book Description :

Drawing on a lifetime of study in both Middle Eastern culture and the Gospels, Kenneth E. Bailey compares the Old Testament saga of Jacob and the New Testament parable of the prodigal son, offering a fresh view of how Jesus interpreted Israel's past, his present, and their future.

Embraced Book

Embraced


  • Author : Steve Sherwood
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2010-02-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608991075

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Embraced Book Description :

In a post-modern world leery of abstracted theology, might the answers to the deep question of why Jesus died on the cross be found, not in theology textbooks, but in the stories of the Bible? What if the playing out of one Hebrew word, hesed, tells us who we are, who God is, and what Jesus' life and death were all about? Embraced: Prodigals at the Cross tells the story of hesed, God's steadfast love, as it weaves its way from our creation for relationship, through our rejection of that relationship, to God's centuries-long pursuit of reconciliation. The story ends in embrace, the embrace of a good father who runs to his prodigal son, and a loving God who takes on human flesh to reach out to us on the cross. This book is God's story. This book is our story.

A Prodigal Return Book

A Prodigal Return


  • Author : Ken Jones
  • Publisher : Tate Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-12
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN 10 : 9781607999652

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A Prodigal Return Book Description :

In A Prodigal Return: Reflections of a Grateful Heart, you will be encouraged in your walk with God. Ken Jones shares intimately from his own experiences, from his struggle as an alcoholic to his days working as a counselor for troubled kids. Personally familiar with God's forgiveness and compassion, he passionately expresses what God has shown him. If you've ever thought, I'm a Christian. Now what? these devotions will speak to your heart and inspire you to greater faith. Ken Jones gives faith-building suggestions that are touching and humorous. A Prodigal Return shows that God always welcomes the prodigal. If you're seeking to draw closer to God, A Prodigal Return will help you on your path to greater commitment. You no longer have to struggle alone. These devotions will guide you on your daily journey.

The Cross of Christ Book
Score: 4.5
From 13 Ratings

The Cross of Christ


  • Author : John Stott
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2006-08-31
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN 10 : 9780830833207

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The Cross of Christ Book Description :

Why should the cross--an object of Roman distaste and Jewish disgust--be the emblem of our worship and the axiom of our faith? And what does it mean for us today? In this thoughtful, comprehensive study of Scripture, tradition and the modern world, John R. W. Stott brings you face to face with the centrality of the cross in God's plan of redemption.

Finding the Lost Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Finding the Lost


  • Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105021995449

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Finding the Lost Book Description :

Explores the four parables in Luke 15. Shows how the cultural background of Arabic and Muslim theology affects the interpretation of these parables.

The Prodigal Father Book

The Prodigal Father


  • Author : Angelo Scarano
  • Publisher : Liturgical Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-17
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 86
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814649497

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The Prodigal Father Book Description :

Luke’s gospel contains a number of passages about compassion. One of the most beloved of these is commonly known as the parable of the Prodigal Son. In The Prodigal Father, Angelo Scarano focuses on the distinctive role of the father in the parable, the example he provides of being transformed by a compassionate heart, and the joy in celebrating the return of what was loved and thought to be lost. Scarano suggests that this remarkable parable has two climaxes—the banquet for the younger son, and the conversation between the father and the elder son—and that it is in this second climax where the real intention of the evangelist is revealed. Scarano urges readers to accept God’s “compassionate heart,” to allow God’s Spirit to transform us and enable us to live like the prodigal father, opening our hearts to the weak and the strong, the broken and the bitter. Scarano’s insightful work will be welcomed by preachers, teachers, and anyone engaged in prayer with or reflection upon the gospels.

Prodigal Christianity Book
Score: 5
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Prodigal Christianity


  • Author : David E. Fitch
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-02-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118240731

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Prodigal Christianity Book Description :

An engaging and thoughtful book that guides readers into the frontiers of being a missional Christian Prodigal Christianity offers a down-to-earth, accessible, and yet provocative understanding of God's mission of redemption in the world, and how followers of Christ can participate in this work. It speaks into the discontent of all those who have exhausted conservative, liberal, and even emergent ways of being Christian and are looking for a new way forward. It offers building blocks for missional theology and practice that moves Christians into a gospel-centered way of life for our culture and our times. Offers a compelling and creative vision for North American Christians Puts forth a theology and ten critical signposts that must be observed to follow a missional way of life: post-Christendom, missio Dei, incarnation, witness, scripture, gospel, church, sexuality, justice, pluralism Asks questions and points to issues that trouble many leaders in the post-modern, post-denominational, post-Christendom church This book can fill the gap for the average Christian left discontented with the current options "after evangelicalism."

The Prodigal Son Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Prodigal Son


  • Author : John F. MacArthur
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2010-03-29
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781418588878

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The Prodigal Son Book Description :

Previously published as A Tale of Two Sons Nearly two thousand years ago, Jesus told a simple parable about a family . . . a father and his two sons. It was a story of rebellion, repentance, and unfathomable grace. The Parable of the Prodigal Son still stands out as a crucial lesson about our struggle with sin and dependence on divine salvation. But there is a part of this story that often goes untold. It’s a message you need to hear. This powerful book provides fascinating new insight into one of the Bible’s most important stories. Using accurate and captivating historical context, John MacArthur invites you to hear the parable of the prodigal son as it was originally intended. Beautiful in their simplicity, rich in God’s forgiveness, these twenty-two verses from Luke will reawaken you to a new understanding of God’s love and the joy our repentance brings to Him. You are about to experience a tale of inexhaustible grace and an ending you’ve never heard before.

The Philosophy of the Cross Book

The Philosophy of the Cross


  • Author : Robert McCheyne Edgar
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1874
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 357
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:AH4WGI

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Will Your Prodigal Come Home  Book
Score: 4.5
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Will Your Prodigal Come Home


  • Author : Jeff Lucas
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2009-12-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310864776

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Will Your Prodigal Come Home Book Description :

If you have had your heart broken by a prodigal, you know the pain of being hurt or disappointed by a loved one ... and the utter despair of seeing them turn away from Christ and the cross. In Will Your Prodigal Come Home? author Jeff Lucas delivers a message that is both challenging and comforting as he outlines the chaotic situations and emotions that families of prodigals face.Lucas acknowledges that every prodigal is different. Some have defied God. Some are lured by drugs, alcohol, or crime. Others have drifted until the emotional and physical distance feels unbearable. Still others are in church pews, with hearts closed to Jesus. Clearly, there are no easy answers. But through understanding, insight into the emotions that form within families, and an acknowledgement of the power of prayer, this book outlines a solid approach to help guide your prodigal home and help you keep your own faith as you wait.

Prodigal Pig Bait Book

Prodigal Pig Bait


  • Author : Susan Becker
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date :
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781105322457

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Creating a Prodigal Friendly Church Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Creating a Prodigal Friendly Church


  • Author : Jeff Lucas
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2009-05-26
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310297024

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Creating a Prodigal Friendly Church Book Description :

Most of us have prodigals in our lives, whether a child, brother, sister, husband, wife, or friend. The ache for these dear ones is like no other. They may hurt us and disappoint us, but somehow we cannot stop loving them. And yet we cannot live their lives for them.The Prodigal-Friendly Church looks at why people leave the church, how we can retain them, how we can reach those who have already gone, and how we can help those who return feel like they belong. Jeff Lucas offers no easy recipes for success, but plenty of truthtelling, hope, and encouragement.This book discusses the principles of:• Reach: How do we reach those who’ve already left the church?• Return: How do we help people return to the church?• Retain: How do we retain the people we’ve worked so hard to reach? Ultimately we are called to bring our prodigals to the cross of Christ, for there we find the mingling of our own utter helplessness and God’s total power to intervene and save. When the Father’s house is filled with the Father’s love, there is hope that the prodigals will come home.

Cross and Kh  ra Book

Cross and Kh ra


  • Author : Marko Zlomislic
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN 10 : 9781630876937

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Cross and Kh ra Book Description :

This volume poses the question of the relationship between the two main influences on the thought of John D. Caputo, one of the most well-known philosophers of religion working in North America today: Jacques Derrida and Jesus Christ. Given the seemingly abstract character of Derrida's account of the messianic, how can one reconcile deconstruction and the concrete messianism of Christianity, as Caputo tries to do over and over again? How can one hold together the love of a God willing to be crucified and the dry, desert khôra, which doesn't care? This collection of essays from world-renowned scholars seeks to illuminate the difficulties inherent in this seemingly contradictory pair of influences. With his trademark wit and humor, Caputo responds to his interlocutors while clarifying his position on numerous matters of interest to the church and in the academy. In addition to dealing with the concern for issues of hermeneutics, phenomenology, and negative theology for which Caputo has become famous, these essays also evaluate Caputo's legacy in fields previously not thought to be affected by his deconstructive version of religion: feminism, sacramental theology, Analytic philosophy of religion, and Christology.

The Foot of the Cross  Or  The Sorrows of Mary Book

The Foot of the Cross Or The Sorrows of Mary


  • Author : Frederick William Faber
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1872
  • Genre: Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Devotion to
  • Pages : 534
  • ISBN 10 : BML:37001103806191

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From the Flag to the Cross Book

From the Flag to the Cross


  • Author : Amos Stevens Billingsley
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1872
  • Genre: United States
  • Pages : 429
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:32044011591187

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