A Tale of Two Sons: The Inside Story of a Father, His Sons, and a Shocking Murder

A Tale of Two Sons: The Inside Story of a Father, His Sons, and a Shocking Murder[Read] ➳ A Tale of Two Sons: The Inside Story of a Father, His Sons, and a Shocking Murder By John F. MacArthur Jr. – Bluevapours.co.uk Previously published as A Tale of Two Sons Charles Dickens William Shakespeare Garrison Keillor They re all part of the chorus of literary geniuses who expressed admiration for The Parable of the Prod Previously published as of Two MOBI ô A Tale of Two Sons Charles Dickens William Shakespeare Garrison Keillor They re all part of the chorus of literary geniuses who expressed admiration for The Parable of the Prodigal Son as outstanding literature After all, it is a powerful drama, rich in detail, powerfully A Tale eBook Ä succinct, and intensely personal But beyond the literary critiques besides being one of the most celebrated written works of all time the message of this parable is one we can t afford to ignoreIn The Prodigal Son, John MacArthur takes the story back to its roots, when Jesus words Tale of Two eBook ↠ were absolutely revolutionary As one of America s most beloved Bible teachers, MacArthur leads us through the minefields of interpretation and restores the simple yet profound brilliance of this passage Giving engrossing historical background, The Prodigal Son will reveal Christ s original message as intended for the Pharisees, the disciples, and the world todayGain an enlightening perspective into the prodigal son s story and embrace God s love anew with The Prodigal Son.

John F MacArthur, of Two MOBI ô Jr is a United States Calvinistic evangelical writer and minister, noted for his radio program entitled Grace to You and as the editor of the Gold Medallion Book Award winning MacArthur Study Bible MacArthur is a fifth generation pastor, a popular author and conference speaker A Tale eBook Ä and has served as pastor teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California since , and as President of The Master s College and the related Master s Seminary in Santa Clarita, California.

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  • Hardcover
  • 221 pages
  • A Tale of Two Sons: The Inside Story of a Father, His Sons, and a Shocking Murder
  • John F. MacArthur Jr.
  • English
  • 02 October 2018
  • 0785262687

10 thoughts on “A Tale of Two Sons: The Inside Story of a Father, His Sons, and a Shocking Murder

  1. Reid says:

    MacArthur breaks down the Parable of the Prodigal Son into 3 sections about the prodigal younger son, the gracious father and the self righteous older son.He interprets this parable to be about an unbeliever repenting which results in joy in heaven.He goes into lots of cultural background and for the most part in my opinion, draws pretty good conclusions.I am not sure this in ONLY about an unbeliever accepting the grace of the Father I believe that it is also a picture of a believer sinning and MacArthur breaks down the Parable of the Prodigal Son into 3 sections about the prodigal younger son, the gracious father and the self righteous older son.He interprets this parable to be about an unbeliever repenting which results in joy in heaven.He goes into lots of cultural background and for the most part in my opinion, draws pretty good conclusions.I am not sure this in ONLY about an unbeliever accepting the grace of the Father I believe that it is also a picture of a believer sinning and repenting or not and about the mercy of the Father.Sometimes I think that MacArthur makes too many interpretations from clues that could or couldn t be true Numerous thoughts such as his guess that the Father and his two sons acted out this parable in the middle of a village experience and how much that influenced things said in parable Did the Father really run toward the returning younger son to shield him from the scour and shame of the rest of the village Maybe But if the home estate was on the edge of town, this point is mute Could be but I think it is a stretch and doesn t need to be said Characteristically, MacArthur interprets with lots of emphasis and confidence.Like in his radio preaching he also seems to like to pit the good against the bad, his views of good not necessarily good and his views of the bad not always bad I don t like his often stated adversarial style One can make point and counter point without setting oneself up as being the right and the other sinful or wrong There I give my 2 cents on his style For the most part I appreciate his study and most of his interpretations I haven t exactly written 50 60 books but I do have an opinion

  2. Wallace says:

    The Tale of Two Sons was my long weekend read earlier this month and it proved to be a great read Anyone brought up in Sunday School will know the story of the Prodigal Son although I prefer to call him The Lost Son, for obvious reasons , but most will not fully grasp the import of the story as originally told by Jesus, the Christ The sub title of this book, by John MacArthur, provides some insight into how the story would have been understood when originally spoken the inside story of a The Tale of Two Sons was my long weekend read earlier this month and it proved to be a great read Anyone brought up in Sunday School will know the story of the Prodigal Son although I prefer to call him The Lost Son, for obvious reasons , but most will not fully grasp the import of the story as originally told by Jesus, the Christ The sub title of this book, by John MacArthur, provides some insight into how the story would have been understood when originally spoken the inside story of a father, his sons, and a shocking murder And especially its meaning for self righteous people The structure of the book is simple and clear After setting the story in it s context the author deals in order with the main characters, namely, the prodigal, the father, and the elder brother In each instance he brings to light the implications of their words and actions and in so doing opens up the story to our minds, and hearts I found the book insightful, helpful and informative Also, I used it as a personal inventory on my attitudes to others who perhaps areprodigal than I would ever want to admit for myself I found myself in awe of the father, who despite how he had been treated by both of his sons, had a heart of love, grace and mercy towards them both This is an important lesson that many of us evangelicals need to learn, instead of being so judgemental.I would recommend this book to all and am off the opinion that it merits a reading every year A truly 5 star read

  3. A.C. Bauch says:

    while i enjoyed this book, the reason i m not giving it four stars is that i felt it could have been less repetitive thus much shorter and still had the same impact and perhaps evenso, because the reader wouldn t get lost along the way no pun intended.i have previously read literature that expounded on this parable, as it could be understood in the cultural context of Jesus time therefore, much of the information presented in this book was a retread for me however, if this book had while i enjoyed this book, the reason i m not giving it four stars is that i felt it could have been less repetitive thus much shorter and still had the same impact and perhaps evenso, because the reader wouldn t get lost along the way no pun intended.i have previously read literature that expounded on this parable, as it could be understood in the cultural context of Jesus time therefore, much of the information presented in this book was a retread for me however, if this book had been my first exposure to exegesis of the parable, i would have found the contentfresh regardless, this book did give me additional insights and presented some thought provoking ideas e.g., the father in the parable as Jesus , which is why i m glad i read it

  4. Joe says:

    The parable of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15 11 32 is well known, but MacArthur adds a great deal of 1st century context to the story He focuses on how the actions of both sons were perceived by the listeners as Jesus told this story, particularly the Pharisees If you think you ve heard this all before, let MacArthur transport you back to the 1st century and you may discover new insights that you hadn t considered For those who are studying the Gospel of Luke, this would be a good complement to The parable of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15 11 32 is well known, but MacArthur adds a great deal of 1st century context to the story He focuses on how the actions of both sons were perceived by the listeners as Jesus told this story, particularly the Pharisees If you think you ve heard this all before, let MacArthur transport you back to the 1st century and you may discover new insights that you hadn t considered For those who are studying the Gospel of Luke, this would be a good complement to chapter 15 And the audiobook is read by Johnny Mac himself

  5. Dan Wilson says:

    An exposition of the parable of the Prodigal Son found in Luke 15 11 32 MacArthur gives much insight into the lives of the 3 characters in the parable, the prodigal son, the father and the older son Much time is spent explaining the culture of the day and who these characters represent The prodigal son represents those who have rejected Christ and then come to true repentance The father is Christ and the older son are the Pharisees The Pharisees are the religious leaders and claim to be ver An exposition of the parable of the Prodigal Son found in Luke 15 11 32 MacArthur gives much insight into the lives of the 3 characters in the parable, the prodigal son, the father and the older son Much time is spent explaining the culture of the day and who these characters represent The prodigal son represents those who have rejected Christ and then come to true repentance The father is Christ and the older son are the Pharisees The Pharisees are the religious leaders and claim to be very religious and pious yet don t have eternal live because they have rejected the One who was prophesied in the O.T and have a form of righteousness but deny the power thereof A very convicting and illuminating book One I highly recommend

  6. Cherie Waggie says:

    This book is very helpful in understanding what we think of as a short parable of the Prodigal Son The parable is actuallyintrinsic when we understand the time and society of when Jesus used it The meaning is farthan we know and the lessons are deeper I recommend this book to everyone, especially to those who desire a greater, deeper, andintimate relationship with God.

  7. John Bensley says:

    MacArthur not a big fan It s very basic I can see how many would give itstars though MacWorship.

  8. Rod Innis says:

    An important addition to material on the prodigal son.

  9. JSL says:

    A topical and a Scripture Index at end I enjoyed reading Author brings out points of this familiar story that I never considered, such as the elder brother s prodigality.

  10. Amber Robinson says:

    3.5 stars Definitely interesting and worth reading Realized I missed out on over half of the meaning behind the parable But way too repetitive.

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