The Devilish Dialogues

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In this intriguing set of ""no holds barred"" verbal exchanges, advocates for the Lord and the Devil discuss six of Jesus' parables in a point/counterpoint framework. Clearly delineated opposing points of view shed new light on these familiar stories, and the fascinating format is guaranteed to keep you reading to see how the arguments will develop. The stark contrast of the Devil's enticements with the Lord's redeeming message provides a stimulating vehicle for seriously confronting basic issues of faith, while reaffirming the Good News of God's ultimate victory. The Devilish Dialogues is not only an absorbing resource for personal spiritual growth; it's also a model for captivating presentations in sanctuary, classroom, and retreat settings, and is especially well-suited for weekly Lenten programming.

Parables discussed are:
* The Prodigal Son(Luke 15:11-32)
* The Great Feast(Luke 14:15-24)
* The Ten Virgins(Matthew 25:1-13)
* The Unprofitable Servant(Matthew 25:14-30)
* The Parable Of The Sower(Mark 4:1-20)
* The Wicked Husbandsmen(Mark 12:1-12)

A noted preacher and teacher, Arthur A. Rouner, Jr., founded The Pilgrim Center for Reconciliation in 1993 following 40 years of pastoral ministry. During his long tenure at Colonial Church of Edina, Minnesota, Rouner was honored as ""Best Minister in the Twin Cities"" and one of the ""Ten Most Influential Ministers in the Twin Cities"" by Minneapolis-St. Paul magazine, one of the ""100 Most Influential People of Minnesota"" by Law and Politics magazine, and ""Clergyman of the Year"" by Religious Heritage of America. In his current role as president of The Pilgrim Center for Reconciliation, Dr. Rouner conducts healing retreats in Rwanda, Burundi, and Kenya, with religious leaders in India, and with church leaders of American Indian reservations.

Maurice A. Fetty recently retired as the senior minister of the Congregational Church of Manhasset (United Church of Christ) in Manhasset, New York. He has also pastored congregations in Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and New York. Currently the interim Senior Minister of Park Congregational Church (UCC) in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Fetty is the author of numerous CSS titles, including The Feasts Of The Kingdom, Money And The Kingdom Of God, and Sex, Love, And Marriage.

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