Unpacking the Parables

What is a parable and why is it such an effective teaching method? What do we learn about Jesus as a teacher and about his message from these parables? When the Gospel of Thomas was discovered in the sands of Egypt some sixty years ago, an earthquake hit New Testament scholarship. Evidence that Thomas might be earlier than the four gospels opened up some new doors. The author entered one of those doors in writing this book. He used Thomas’ version of a parable whenever that existed. And the Jesus discovered through this method might surprise you.

Unpacking the Parables: The Wisdom Teachings of Jesus