"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)