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Pastor-teacher John MacArthur helps listeners understand Jesus' parables and how they relate to the whole of his message.

Jesus was a master storyteller, and the parables he told were ingeniously simple word pictures with profound spiritual lessons. Understanding the parables is a crucial matter for followers of Jesus. Jesus told parables so his people might comprehend his message about the kingdom of God clearly.

Master expositor and Bible commentator John MacArthur has spent a lifetime explaining the word of God in clear and comprehensible terms. In Parables, he helps Christians understand the essential lessons contained in the most famous and influential short stories the world has ever known.

©2015 John MacArthur (P)2015 Thomas Nelson Publishers

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  • Robert & Shena
  • 06-03-2016

More great teaching

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Clear and clean theology about the teachings of Jesus!

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I am impressed by the clear and compelling exposition of the parables in this book. Will definitely be listening again

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  • juan rodriguez
  • 29-09-2017

richly blessed

again..I am blessed in my journey for truth in God inerrant Word..John and his team led by the spirit of God has contributed so much to my walk with Christ. This book is full of treasures that last a lifetime.
thank you Jesus!

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  • Albert Slocomb
  • 17-03-2017

Each parable broken down.

I love how he broke down each parable and how they flowed together to ultimately tell the true story that heaven can only be gained through Christ.

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  • ghettler
  • 23-09-2016

This is truly a must hear book

I thought I was well versed on most of our Lord's parables until hearing Pastor John explain them verse by verse.

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  • G-man
  • 12-02-2016

Awesome!!!

Great job by the author putting so much into describing the parables Jesus used. Great book to learn how Jesus told stories that we still use today in are day to day lives to be more like Him.

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  • rolando
  • 07-09-2018

John MacArthur is the best!

A must read for any Christian looking for a deeper understanding of the parables we thought we knew.

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  • Michael Bon
  • 09-05-2018

Thought Provoking

Great Book! Great Author! I'm always amazed with Pastor MacArthur's
knowledge of scripture. A must read.

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  • Judy
  • 14-04-2018

great book.!!

I never quite understood some of the parables. this book gave great explanations. getting ready to share them with my childrens church classes.

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  • David Butler
  • 22-02-2018

Must read and listen.

A very well written, well explained and convicting message. This is a gem I bought the book as well.

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  • Ettienne Adams
  • 14-02-2018

great 👍

this book will deepen your understanding of Christ's teachings. What a lesson! A must read!

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  • Paul Syrstad
  • 29-01-2020

In Depth Dive

Really great book, an overview of the parables thematically and as a whole. There is a lot that isn't necessarily about the parables but about the general tenets of the Christian faith but a great book overall.

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