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

Charles Dickens. William Shakespeare. Garrison Keillor. Theyíre all part of the chorus of literary geniuses who expressed admiration for The Parable of the Prodigal Son as outstanding literature. After all, it is a powerful drama, rich in detail, powerfully succinct, and intensely personal. But beyond the literary critiquesóbesides being one of the most celebrated written works of all timeóthe message of this parable is one we canít afford to ignore.

In The Prodigal Son, John MacArthur takes the story back to its roots, when Jesusí words were absolutely revolutionary. As one of Americaís most beloved Bible teachers, MacArthur leads us through the minefields of interpretation and restores the simple yet profound brilliance of this passage. Giving engrossing historical background,†The Prodigal Son†will reveal Christís original message as intended for the Pharisees, the disciples, and the world today.††

Gain an enlightening perspective into the prodigal sonís story and embrace Godís love anew with The Prodigal Son.

  

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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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