The Parables: How to Understand and Live Jesus' Great Stories

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Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
(7 customer reviews)
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Discover the parables anew in this brilliant course.

Two millennia after Jesus first told them, stories such as the Prodigal Son and the Good Samaritan continue to inspire millions around the world. Today, the faithful, theologians, and biblical scholars alike continue to find powerful depths in these seemingly simple tales.

You’ve heard the parables stories since childhood, and now A Journey Through the Parables gives you the chance to explore the teachings of Jesus with a fresh perspective. As you do so, you will discover profound messages about our world and the Kingdom of God.

Your presenter is celebrated spiritual speaker Fr. John Jay Hughes, who studied at Harvard and the University of Münster, where he received his doctorate of theology under the guidance of Pope Benedict XVI. Under his expert guidance, you will:

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Audio Sample:

Discover the parables anew in this brilliant course.

Two millennia after Jesus first told them, stories such as the Prodigal Son and the Good Samaritan continue to inspire millions around the world. Today, the faithful, theologians, and biblical scholars alike continue to find powerful depths in these seemingly simple tales.

You’ve heard the parables stories since childhood, and now A Journey Through the Parables gives you the chance to explore the teachings of Jesus with a fresh perspective. As you do so, you will discover profound messages about our world and the Kingdom of God.

Your presenter is celebrated spiritual speaker Fr. John Jay Hughes, who studied at Harvard and the University of Münster, where he received his doctorate of theology under the guidance of Pope Benedict XVI. Under his expert guidance, you will:

  • Uncover the original context and meaning of the most beloved biblical stories;
  • Explore 22 individual parables and their memorable lessons;
  • Answer your biggest questions about Jesus’ parables;
  • Learn what a parable is, the difference between a parable and an allegory, and the reasons why Jesus adopted parables as his preferred form of instruction;
  • Address the complex questions that parables raise; and
  • Analyze the crucial background information that will put you in the shoes of Jesus’ listeners.

 While based in expert scholarship, these presentations are straightforward and easy to follow. Whatever your walk in life, you will cherish this audio course.

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Fr. John Jay Hughes has been a Catholic priest since 1968. A Church historian, he received his doctorate of theology from the University of Münster, where he studied under Cardinal Josef Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI. He is a widely experienced preacher and the presenter of our popular programs, A Journey through the Parables, Thirty Remarkable Saints, and Seeing Him Who Is Invisible.
A preacher for almost sixty years, Fr. Hughes’s message is firmly grounded in the Gospel. He details his conversion to the Catholic Church and faith journey in his acclaimed autobiography, No Ordinary Fool: A Testimony to Grace (Tate Publishing, 2008). Eugene Kennedy calls it “the most profound memoir of a spiritual search since Thomas Merton’s Seven Storey Mountain.” Most Reverend John R. Quinn, Archbishop Emeritus of San Francisco, said, “John Jay Hughes is among the most distinguished and able writers in the English-speaking world. . . . The moving story of his conversion, his Harvard education, and association as a student with Professor Joseph Ratzinger, should indeed find great interest in a wide audience.”

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7 reviews for The Parables: How to Understand and Live Jesus’ Great Stories

  1. RF

    Hard to understand speaker

    I was so excited to receive this CD set and listen while on a long trip. The problem was, I couldn’t understand the presenter! Just about very sentence trails off and you cannot hear the last few words, plus when the presenter talks very low at quite a few times and it was so distressing to try to listen to this.
    The subject matter is wonderful otherwise. Too bad you can’t relax while listening to it.

  2. Dr. Joan

    Excellent

    Fr. Hughes presented with a terrific balance of scholarship and application for everyday living

  3. Dr. Joan G., IL

    2015 Spring Survey

    The speaker was knowledgeable and inspiring – I wanted to know even more

  4. Joan

    The presenter was extremely knowledgeable and easy to listen to!

    The presenter was extremely knowledgeable and easy to listen to! He presented ideas that were very applicable for personal reflection – it changed my life!

  5. Rev Douglas J., Queensland, Australia

    Fall Survey: October 2016

    Fr Hughes speaks to the head as well as to the heart. His pastoral sensitivity shines through his presentation.

  6. Cliff O., KS

    Summer Survey: July 2017

    Father Hughes taught me the meaning behind the parables. If you do not know the context of the Bible, you can get some very bad ideas about what is being said.

  7. Christine K., KS

    Summer Survey: July 2017

    Father Hughes is an excellent presenter with a very pleasant voice and insightful examples from his own life experiences to make the parables “come alive” for the listener.

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