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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (34 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrew Greeley Narrator: Dick Hil Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Jesus of Galilee taught through stories, which even today contain the power to startle us out of our prejudices and preconceptions. Now Father Andrew M. Greeley, one of America’s most beloved storytellers, examines the parables told by Jesus in search of a fuller understanding of the man and his message.

This engaging and informal collection of homilies reveals a Jesus whose simple parables carry profound lessons about the Kingdom of Heaven. Along the way, Father Greeley touches on such provocative topics as the significance of Jesus’s Jewish roots, his deep and revolutionary relationship with women, The Da Vinci Code, and The Passion of the Christ. He also singles out the four greatest parables, which best illustrate the infinite love and mercy of the God, whose kingdom began with Jesus and continues even today.

As a storyteller, Jesus often surprised his listeners with unexpected twists that challenged them to see the world in a whole new light. Father Greeley’s insightful tour of the Gospels provides a fresh look at the parables that strips away centuries of false and mistaken interpretations to get at the essential truth of who Jesus really was and what he believed.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Greeley’s observations go far beyond Jesus’ relationships with women, reminding us that God’s love extends to even the least of us.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “As engaging and refreshing as traditional preaching should always be.”


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Angela | 9/13/2013

    " An astute exploration of an extravagant God via Jesus' parables. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Linda | 5/7/2013

    " I have never read Andrew Greeley. This is a book that views all sides of the parable The greatests. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Simone | 9/16/2012

    " It was a very good insightful book. Gave a new perspective on who Jesus was and what He was like, especially how He was when talking with women. I highly recommend the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maggie | 8/22/2012

    " second read. good. clear. insightful. i particularly like the theme of "if God isn't surprising you, you're not paying attention" "

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About the Author

Father Andrew Greeley, a native of Chicago, is a priest, distinguished sociologist and bestselling author. He is professor of social sciences at the University of Chicago and the University of Arizona, as well as research associate at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. His current sociological research focuses on current issues facing the Catholic Church—including celibacy of priests, ordination of women, religious imagination, and sexual behavior of Catholics. He is the author of more than thirty bestselling novels and an autobiography, Furthermore!: Confessions of a Parish Priest.