By introducing Jesus as a vibrant participant in his own parable stories, 'The Welcoming Door' breathes new life into the heart of Christian teaching and offers a unique look at the man and the world he lived in. In these beautiful and poignant retellings of 'The Prodigal Son', 'The Good Samaritan' and 'The Talents', a quiet carpenter becomes a leader of men and a community and world are transformed forever.
The parables of Jesus are some of the most influential and well-known stories in history, and Christians have struggled with the meaning of these often-cryptic tales ever since they were first told. In this book, Kenny Kemp illuminates the parables with an entirely new approach which sets them as the formative experiences of the young man we now know as Jesus.
With a style as simple and elegant as the parables themselves, Kenny Kemp re-introduces these familiar tales as a look into Jesus' day-to-day experiences as he prepares for his full-time ministry. Jesus' active role lends new understanding and insight to both the stories and to the man known in his day as Jeshua bar Joseph.