Tell Me Your Story

The Parables of Jesus

By Arthur E. Zannoni

Illustrated by Julie Lonneman

Tell Me Your Story

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  • ISBN: 9781620323434
  • Pages: 176
  • Publication Date: 7/18/2012
  • Retail Price: $22.00
Web Price: $17.60
Web Price: $17.60

Tell Me Your Story

The Parables of Jesus

By Arthur E. Zannoni

Illustrated by Julie Lonneman

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781620323434
  • Pages: 176
  • Publication Date: 7/18/2012
  • Retail Price: $22.00
Web Price: $17.60

About-

Everybody loves a good story. A great storyteller can captivate children, enchant adults, and change the minds and hearts of those who listen. Jesus was a master storyteller. His parables continue to intrigue, inspire, puzzle, challenge, and amuse all who encounter them. In Tell Me Your Story: The Parables of Jesus, Arthur Zannoni offers insight into the stories that Jesus told, using the latest Scripture scholarship. Then he invites us to understand the stories as challenges for today's disciples and as a key to helping us unfold the mysteries of our own stories. Preachers, catechists, Bible study groups, continuing education classes, and individuals who wish to grow in their appreciation of the word of God will all appreciate and enjoy this book.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Tell Me Your Story: The Parables of Jesus provides hope, inspriration, and a whole new appreciation for the parables. Arthur Zannoni invites us to cast our own story alongside the story of God. As we ponder the 'stories behind the stories,' we are drawn into the powerful love of God exploding in our hearts and minds. This unique pastoral and educational resource will inspire, challenge, and enrich all who hear in Jesus' words the voice of God."
--Edith Pendergast, RSC, Director of Religious Education, Archdiocese of Los Angeles

"For all who follow him, Jesus is the Teacher. Christians have always sought to know better what's in the heart of his teaching--and to follow it in their lives. Many people seeking that deeper understanding of Jesus will find this work to be a tremendous resource. Not only does Art Zannoni provide the facts about what's in the Gospels, but, with scholarly depth, he brings it to life by story and example. I found myself flipping to my favorite parables, eager to see what the author had to say."
--Bill Huebsch, author of Vatican II in Plain English and other works in plain english on the theology of the Council

"Tell Me Your Story is the book you have been seeking: to probe in-depth the parables whether alone or sharing with a group, to understand your own story or Jesus' story, to put together a homily or to understand one, to pray more deeply or to live better, and to experience healing where challenged by the most difficult parables or the one that seems easy because you are missing what it really says."
--Matthew Linn, SJ, teacher of spirituality, author (with Dennis Linn and others) of eighteen books, including the well-known Healing Life's Hurts and Healing of Memories

Contributors-

Arthur E. Zannoni
Julie Lonneman

Bio(s)-

Arthur E. Zannoni is an award-winning freelance writer, scripture scholar, teacher, theologian, workshop leader and consultant in the areas of biblical studies and Christian-Jewish relations. He taught on the faculty of the School of Divinity of the University of St. Thomas from 1984-91 and in the Murray Institute of the same University from 1991-94. In 1985, he helped establish the Center for Jewish Christian Learning at the University of St. Thomas, where he was the Associate Director from 1988 to 1991 and served on its advisory board. Today, the Center is known as the Jay Phillips Center for Jewish Christian Learning, a joint endeavor of the Universities of St. Thomas and St. John's in Collegeville, MN. He earned his Master's degree in Theology form the University of San Francisco, and did his doctoral studies at Marquette University specializing in Biblical Studies. Zannoni has published articles in Bible Today, St Anthony Messenger Magazine, The Catechist, Catholic Update, Scripture From Scratch, and God's Word Today. From 2002 to 2005, he wrote a monthly column for the Catholic Spirit, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis. He is a two-time recipient of awards for excellence in writing from the Catholic Press Association. He is editor of Jews and Christians Speak of Jesus, and coeditor of the bestseller Introduction to Jewish Christian Relations. Zannoni's book Tell Me Your Name: Images of God in the Bible has been described as "a real page turner with powerful prose and poetic images." The sequel, Tell Me Your Story: The Parables of Jesus, has received good reviews. The first book he wrote, Jesus of the Gospels, has been translated into both Russian and Indonesian. Zannoni is an engaging speaker and a master teacher who combines the best of scholarship with humor and clear explanation. He has two married adult children, a sixteen-year-old son, and four grandchildren. He, his son, and his wife Kathleen live in Twin Cities, MN.

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