Right Kingdom, Wrong Stories

A Backward Reading of Matthew's Parables

By Sam Tsang

Right Kingdom, Wrong Stories

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  • ISBN: 9781625640789
  • Pages: 154
  • Publication Date: 7/25/2013
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Right Kingdom, Wrong Stories

A Backward Reading of Matthew's Parables

By Sam Tsang

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781625640789
  • Pages: 154
  • Publication Date: 7/25/2013
  • Retail Price: $20.00
Web Price: $16.00
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eBOOK

  • ISBN: 9781625640789
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 7/25/2013
  • Retail Price: $20.00
Web Price: $16.00
Web Price: $16.00
 

*All eBooks are non-returnable

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About-

This study takes the singular approach of reading two sides of a parable. The close reading will locate the message of the text within the world of both Jesus and Matthew. The homiletic suggestions and reflection questions use the ancient text to address some of the issues of the modern faith community.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Full of surprises, this book retells the parables of Matthew from all sides and in all manners, even backwards. Lay and professional readers are sure to rediscover something fresh here. Highly recommended."
--Sze-kar Wan, Professor of New Testament, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

"Here is Dr. Sam Tsang at his best: calling readers out of lazy interpretations of Jesus' parables in the gospel of Matthew and into a reading filled with fresh insights. Right Kingdom, Wrong Stories reveals a Jesus who challenged the social convention of his day and continues to challenge us today with his 'upside-down kingdom' ethics. While incorporating the most current scholarship in the field, Sam Tsang has produced an arresting and provocative volume that pastors and lay leaders can ill-afford to ignore. Everything in this book, from Dr. Tsang's literary analysis to sermon outlines and discussion questions, is designed to motivate the reader to think--really think--about Jesus' deeper truths that are often buried beneath the veneer of religious superficiality. In an age of unprecedented evangelical and Pentecostal growth, Dr. Tsang invites Christian disciples to resist the temptation of worldly success by heeding Jesus' countercultural parables."

--Timothy Tseng, PhD,
Former Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity and
Pastor of English Ministries at Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church (San Jose, CA)

Contributors-

Sam Tsang

Bio(s)-

Sam Tsang has written more than thirty books in both English and Chinese. Tsang teaches preaching in Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary and holds a PhD in Biblical Studies from the University of Sheffield. He is the author of From Slaves to Sons (2005). He now resides in the Seattle area, as he travels the globe, from N. America, Europe, Asia to Australasia, lecturing and preaching on his passions, in both Chinese and English. Tsang is also a member of Society of Biblical Literature.

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