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Book details
  • Genre:RELIGION
  • SubGenre:Christian Living / Spiritual Growth
  • Language:English
  • Pages:204
  • eBook ISBN:9781932977059
  • Paperback ISBN:9781932977042

The Parables of Jesus

Discovering Life's Hidden Secrets

by Jim Graff

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Overview
Stories stick with us. Perhaps that's why Jesus told them so often, weaving into them life-changing truths. Throughout the gospels, He masterfully reaches and teaches every type of person: the committed disciple, the new convert, and the unbeliever. He meets every person where they are, and with a simple story, shows them how to move into a better era of life.  That's the journey Jim Graff takes us on in The Parables of Jesus. In studying some of Jesus' most-loved stories, you'll be inspired to start or continue the journey from a fan to a true, loyal follower of Jesus Christ. Then you'll gain practical wisdom you can apply today to advance. Most of all, you'll be reminded that Jesus loves you and wants the very best for you. This love is the very reason for His stories—these stories that change our lives.
Description
Stories stick with us. Perhaps that's why Jesus told them so often, weaving into them life-changing truths. Throughout the gospels, He masterfully reaches and teaches every type of person: the committed disciple, the new convert, and the unbeliever. He meets every person where they are, and with a simple story, shows them how to move into a better era of life.  That's the journey Jim Graff takes us on in The Parables of Jesus. In studying some of Jesus' most-loved stories, you'll be inspired to start or continue the journey from a fan to a true, loyal follower of Jesus Christ. Then you'll gain practical wisdom you can apply today to advance. Most of all, you'll be reminded that Jesus loves you and wants the very best for you. This love is the very reason for His stories—these stories that change our lives.
About the author
Jim Graff is a dynamic pastor, leader, and author who loves helping people find hope and purpose in every area of their lives. For 33 years, Jim, along with his wife, Tamara, has pastored Faith Family Church, a vibrant, life-giving church in Victoria, Texas. Under his leadership, it has grown from 300 to 4,000 members in a city of approximately 65,000 and was named one of America's Outstanding Protestant Churches in a national study conducted by the University of North Carolina. His community also voted him the second most influential person in their thirteen-county area. In addition to his love for the church, Jim has a great passion for those who lead it. He enjoys connecting with and coaching pastors in both life and ministry. He does this as the president and founder of Significant Church Network—an organization focused on developing thriving, significant churches in America's smaller, overlooked cities and communities. The network also works to create church planting movements among the unreached people groups of the world. Jim's book, A Significant Life, details much of this journey. After Jesus, Jim's greatest passion is his family. He has been happily married to Tamara, his college sweetheart, since 1985. Together, they have four children, two daughters-in-law, one son-in-law, and five grandchildren.