group blogging project: jesus, the middle eastern storyteller

Written by Dan King

Christ-follower. husband. father. author of the unlikely missionary: from pew-warmer to poverty-fighter. co-author of activist faith: from him and for him. director of family ministry at st. edward's episcopal church. president of fistbump media, llc.

September 23, 2009

This group blogging project is a little different than most. Not because of the format, but because of the content. The book that we are taking on with this special group blogging project falls a bit more into the category of Bible reference and study tools rather than some of the great topical books that we have studied together.

We’ll be looking at Gary Burge’s Jesus, The Middle Eastern Storyteller. From the back cover of the book…

Storytellers made history, and Jesus was the greatest of them all. But how can modern readers know what he actually meant in such iconic parables as the Prodigal Son and the Good Samaritan? Jesus, the Middle Eastern Storyteller combines the readability of a popular novel and the authority of scholarship to uncover the hidden meaning of references too often misinterpreted or left shrouded in mystery.

Each day for just over a week, several amazing people will be gathering here to share their thoughts on this book. Each of the contributors in this exciting lineup literally from around the world will give us their take on one of the chapters. This is definitely a series that you will not want to miss!

The chapter schedule along with who will be sharing on each chapter is as follows:

  1. Jesus’ Storytelling World – Angela Kerns
  2. The Friend Who Came at Midnight, Luke 11:1-13 – Sean Wrench (LifePlace)
  3. Stories About Excuses, Luke 14:15-24 – Samantha Rozell
  4. Stories About Compassion, Luke 10:25-37 – Jeremy Carnes (Full of the Love of God)
  5. Stories About Forgiveness, Matthew 18:21-35 – Nadine Schleicher
  6. Finding the Lost, Luke 15, the straight-up version – Jesse Giglio (Jesse Giglio Blogs)
    Finding the Lost, Luke 15, the artsy version – Jesse Giglio (Jesse Giglio Blogs)
  7. The Foolish Builder, Luke 12:13-21 – Gabriel Morton (Christ in 3D)

Enjoy the discussion, and please feel free to jump into the comments and share your thoughts!


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group blogging project: jesus, the middle eastern storyteller

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