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Fresh Eyes on Jesus' Parables: Discovering New Insights in Familiar Passages

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How does the parable of the good Samaritan redefine acts of social justice, not just acts of mercy? What does the story of the five talents teach us about daily spiritual life?
 
Fresh Eyes on Jesus’ Parables offers a new perspective on the stories Jesus told to His closest disciples. As in every book in this unique series, Pastor Doug Newton provides life-changing techniques for reading Scripture, such as skills in interpreting one passage using another. Readers will love discovering familiar parables again as if for the first time.
 
Acknowledgments......13
About the Fresh Eyes Series......19
Introduction......23
1. “Hello, Turkey”
The Hidden Treasure.......29
2. Another Day, Another Denarius
The Vineyard Workers......43
3. Where Should the Emphasis Go?
The Lost Son......57
4. When Your Cupboards Are Bare
The Friend in Need......71
5. Before You Cast Stones
The Unmerciful Servant......85
6. These Words? What Words?
The Wise and Foolish Builders......101
7. An Overdone and Underdone “Well Done”
The Five Talents......121
8. The Taming of the Shrewd
The Shrewd Manager......137
9. What “One” Are We Talking About?
The Lost Sheep......155
10. Streetlights
The Good Samaritan......173
Notes......191
“Doug Newton reminds us that the compelling teachings and miracles of Jesus were not just clever events to create believers but were the examples of everyday life. In captivating stories, Newton refocuses us to remember that staying ‘tuned in’ in prayerful communion opens our eyes to the reality that miracles happen all around us all the time.”
 
“Fresh Eyes is a crucial series for our hyper-connected world. Doug Newton equips readers with the tools needed to slow down, open our eyes, and unlock the true meaning of the inspired stories of the Bible. As he has done from the pulpit for many years, Doug provides rich guidance and training with easy-to-understand language and stories that make things click. Fresh Eyes is a must-have for anyone who wants to be equipped to wrestle with the meaning of Scripture and the many ways it applies to the hustle and bustle of twenty-first-century living."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“I heard Doug speak over a decade ago on the feeding of the five thousand, and I still remember what he said. He brought the familiar story to life in a way that made me see it all unfold. I remember thinking, What would I have done if I’ d been there that day with Jesus? That’s why Doug’s writing is so valuable. God recorded these events in His Word and Doug takes readers to those moments in history and makes them relatable and best of all, memorable.”
 

Product Details

  • Title : Fresh Eyes on Jesus' Parables: Discovering New Insights in Familiar Passages
  • Author: Newton, Doug
  • Publisher: David C Cook
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • ISBN: 9781434712158

Doug Newton is the cofounder and director of the National Prayer Ministry of the Free Methodist Church-USA. The author of nine books, he served for thirty years as a senior pastor and for fifteen years as editor of Light & Life magazine. Newton and his wife, Margie, live in Greenville, Illinois.
 

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  1. Terence Tan

    Terence Tan

    10/10/2021

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    More important than the new insights in this book are the techniques used to reach those insights. Techniques like questioning assumptions or finding what triggered the passage are presented in easy terms for general readers. While the ten techniques presented in the book are sound, some of the new insights are debatable. For example, Newton argues that the man and treasure in the Hidden Treasure (Matthew 13:44) is not who we think they are. In other cases, the insights are a much welcome correction to popular belief. For example, Newtons' insights on the Prodigal Son is one similarly reached by Charles Spurgeon and John MacArthur. If the Bible seems kind of dry and you are in need of fresh eyes, this could be a book to renew a deeper study in Scripture. As Newton would agree, just make sure you check your assumptions or biases as you read.
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    Mark

    10/6/2021

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    Jose Aguilar

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