Parables & Word Pictures is from my author friend Cheri Cowell. Here's a little info on it:
Parables and Word Pictures from the New Testament is a 13-week workbook-style study of 118 parables from Jesus, Paul, and the apostles. This comprehensive look at the New Testament parables will help readers develop an ear for the message they convey—that the Kingdom of God is both here and near. Through the study readers will be challenged to live faithful and holy “Kingdom lives” in a broken and unholy world.
Of the thirteen weeks, the first nine explore the parables of Jesus in the four gospels; the next three look at the parables in Acts and those from Paul and the apostles. The study culminates in a look at what the author calls living parables,
with Jesus as the Parable of all parables. Through Him we come to know God the Father, and through Jesus we come to live as living parables in a world begging to “see God.” Living story-shaped lives allows others to see God in
us—this is Kingdom living.
The workbook includes a chart of parables in chronological order, a chart of parables alphabetically arranged in the four gospels, a chart showing the locations in Israel where the parables were taught, and an index of scriptures to make finding parables quick and easy. A Leader’s Guide is available.
Author, speaker, and sidewalk theologian, Cheri Cowell is passionate about discipleship and challenging the body of Christ to holiness of heart and life. As the author of Direction: Discernment for the Decisions of Your Life (Beacon Hill, 2007) and over 300 articles, Cheri’s love of story and the Holy Word shines through in her writing and teaching. In 2009 she was one of six journalists chosen for a tour of the Holy Land by the Israeli Ministry of Tourism, a blessing that only deepened the love of the parables Jesus told. Cheri is a graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary where she learned the Inductive Bible study method used in this study to encourage, challenge, and equip the body of Christ to live story-shaped lives.
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Contents of Gift Basket (contest will run through July 6):
1. Parables and Word Pictures from the New Testament (workbook Bible study) by Cheri Cowell
2. Women of the Bible: Book One (workbook Bible study) by Barber, Rasnake, and Shepherd
3. Mocha on the Mount (Coffee Cup Bible study) by Sandra Glahn
4. Direction: Discernment for the Decisions of Your Life by Cheri Cowell
5. Direction Bible study workbook by Cheri Cowell
6. God: Knowing Him By His Names by Bill Bright
7. See For Yourself: Daily Devotionals (ebook DVD) by Cheri Cowell
8. Bible tabs
10. Bible highlighter
11. Hunter Green gift basket
So leave a comment, get a copy of the book, and have a blessed June, dear friends!