The Prodigal Son: The Inside Story of a Father, His Sons, and a Shocking Murder

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Mar 1, 2010 - Religion - 221 pages
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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. Itís a message you need to hear. This powerful book provides fascinating new insight into one of the Bibleís 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 Godís forgiveness, these twenty-two verses from Luke will reawaken you to a new understanding of Godís love and the joy our repentance brings to Him.†You are about to experience a tale of inexhaustible grace and an ending youíve never heard before.

  

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Review: The Prodigal Son: An Astonishing Study of the Parable Jesus Told to Unveil God's Grace for You

User Review  - Keith - Christianbook.com

MacArthur does an excellent job of bringing the reader into history of the period of this parable. He thoroughly parses this passage and gives you fresh insight into the Lord's meaning from several angles, while staying true to the scriptures. An excellent read. Read full review

Contents

PART 1 THE PARABLE
1
PART 2 THE PRODIGAL
39
PART 3 THE FATHER
103
PART 4 THE ELDER BROTHER
145
PART 5 THE EPILOGUE
187
Storied Truth Learning to Find Meaning in Parables
199
Notes
213
About the Author
215
Topical Index
217
Scripture Index
219
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About the author (2010)

John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, president of the Master's College and Seminary, and featured teacher with the Grace to You media ministry. In more than four decades of ministry, John has written dozens of bestselling books, including The MacArthur Study Bible, The Gospel According to Jesus, and Slave. He and his wife, Patricia, have four married children and fifteen grandchildren.

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