Synopsis : Sting in the Tail written by Kim Tan, published by Anchor Recordings Limited which was released on 01 December 2013. Download Sting in the Tail Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format.
Whilst it is true that Jesus' parables are timeless, speaking to all people in all ages and cultures, they are essentially Middle Eastern stories set in a culture very different from our own. They really only make sense when understood in their oriental setting. Without seeing them as skilfully crafted oriental stories, we will miss their beauty and the impact of their message. This book sets out to ask the question: How did the original listeners understand the parables when they were first told by Jesus? It does this by setting the stories of Jesus in their cultural background and explaining the parables as they originally intended to be understood.