Item description for The Ten Commandments from the Back Side: Bible Stories with a Twist (From The Back Side) by J. Ellsworth Kalas...
Overview In this study, Kalas opens up new possibilities of insight into the familiar Ten Commandments by restating them in the positive and showing how they were intended to make life richer and more fulfilling. Kalas uses contemporary illustrations and personal experience to show how these timeless laws give us an appetite for divine excellence. Includes study guide, 10 sessions.
Publishers Description While the Ten Commandments are known throughout the world, it's not often that we are offered a fresh take on them. Popular and beloved author J. Ellsworth Kalas approaches the Ten Commandments through the "back side"--through a unique starting point, a creative retelling, a new "lens," or the eyes of a minor character. Kalas explores how these "prohibitive" laws actually are our dear friends, intended to make life richer and more fulfilling. He uses contemporary illustrations and personal experience to show how these timeless laws give us an appetite for divine excellence.
Community Description In this study, Kalas opens up new possibilities of insight into the familiar Ten Commandments by restating them in the positive and showing how they were intended to make life richer and more fulfilling. Kalas uses contemporary illustrations and personal experience to show how these timeless laws give us an appetite for divine excellence. Includes study guide, 10 sessions.
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.72" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.35" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 1998
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
Edition Student/Stdy Gde
Series From The Back Side
ISBN 0687005248 ISBN13 9780687005246
Availability 141 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 17, 2017 10:20.
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More About J. Ellsworth Kalas
Dr. J. Ellsworth Kalas is a former president of Asbury Theological Seminary.
After 38 years as a pastor in four churches in Wisconsin and Ohio, and five years as an associate in evangelism with the World Methodist Council, Dr. Kalas came to Asbury in 1993 with the opening of the Beeson Preaching and Leadership program. He served as mentor to the Beeson pastors and as their preaching professor until joining the Seminary preaching faculty in 2000.
Dr. Kalas has received honorary doctorates from four colleges and universities. More than 35 of his books have been published, as well as 13 adult study quarterlies for the United Methodist Publishing House. He has recorded the entire Bible on audiotape, along with his Grand Sweep devotionals; these materials are now available on The Grand Sweep for iPhone. He is also the author of Christian Believer, an intensive study of Christian doctrine produced for interdenominational use. A video component, “Behind the Pages” has recently been added to his books, Parables from the Back Side and Old Testament Stories from the Back Side.
He and his wife, Janet, who is very much a part of his ministry, have four children and nine grandchildren.
J. Ellsworth Kalas currently resides in the state of Kentucky. J. Ellsworth Kalas was born in 1923.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Ten Commandments from the Back Side?
A Texan's review May 3, 2000
Kalas really has the reader focus on what the law allows us to enjoy. We tend to focus on the law restricting us but Kalas shows that by obeying God's law we can experience so much more. The whole book could be summarized by Jesus' response to the teachers of the law when they challenged him with the question "what is the greatest commandement". Jesus responds not with a "don't" but with a "do".
The is an excellent source for a bible study on the subject of the Ten Commandments.