Parables by Mary Hoffman
Stories Jesus Told

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Jesus taught his followers through the use of parables; seemingly simple tales that reveal a deeper, more complex meaning. Christians the world over continue to tell and to ponder these timeless lessons. Now Mary Hoffman recounts eight of these important stories in accessible, beautiful language, perfect for sharing with a child. Every parable features an introduction and an afterword that convey Ms. Hoffman's insights into the parables and helps to make them understandable in the contemporary world.

These lovely, eternal stories are marvelously complemented by the soft, richly colored watercolors of Jackie Morris. This is a treasure for readers both young and old.
 

About Mary Hoffman

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Children's author and reviewer Mary Hoffman was born in 1945. She attended Newnham College to study English literature and University College London to study linguistics. She started writing in 1970 and has written about eighty children's books including the picture book Amazing Grace, the Stravaganza series, and the anti-war anthology Lines in the Sand. She is also the editor of the children's book review magazine Armadillo, which comes out four times a year. She currently lives in Carterton, outside Oxford, with her husband. Morris has illustrated many children's books.
 
Published August 3, 2000 by Frances Lincoln Childrens Books. 32 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Hoffman (Amazing Grace) adapts eight parables for children in this intimate, thought-provoking picture book. By their nature, the story-lessons, or parables, attributed to Jesus have traditionally bee

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