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Isaiah for Airheads
If you think understanding the passages from Isaiah is like trying to find your way through a dense dark forest, then you'll appreciate the enjoyable Isaiah for Airheads. After many years of personal study and preparations, John Bytheway has created and mapped out the “Isaiah National Forest.” He offers the reader 'four guides, four trees and four keys — useful tools for approaching any Isaiah chapter, specifically those found in 2 Nephi. In addition, he explains latter-day relevance for each chapter and shows how these scriptures can strengthen our homes, families, and testimonies. A talk CD is included in the back of the hardcover book, featuring John's unique teaching style. After reading and listening to Isaiah for Airheads, you'll echo the feeling, “great are the words of Isaiah!”
Of Pigs Pearls and Prodigals
"This book would be a wonderful way to study the New Testament in conjunction with the Sunday School lessons. I can see families doing a different parable each week for Family Home Evening, for example."
-The Association for Mormon Letters
Bestselling author John Bytheway's fascination with the parables of Jesus Christ grew deeper after his first visit to the Holy Land, where he "beheld in high definition the backdrop for the life and teachings of the Savior." In this insightful volume, he discusses what he has learned about more than thirty parables, sharing cultural background and other information about them and offering ideas for how we can apply them today. Throughout, visual images clarify and enrich the discussion.
Beginners and seasoned students alike will enjoy this lively and practical treatment of the Savior's parables.
- The Parable of the House Built upon a Rock
- The Parable of the Sower (of Four Kinds of Soil)
Matthew 13:3-9, 18-23
- The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares
Matthew 12:24-30, 36-43
- The Parable of the Mustard Seed
- The Parable of the Leaven
- The Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl of Great Price
- The Parable of the Gospel Net
- The Parable of the Householder
- The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant
- The Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard
- The Parable of the Two Sons
- The Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen
- The Parable of the Royal Marriage Feast
- The Parable of the Ten Virgins
- The Parable of the Talents
- The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats
- The Parable of the Seed Growing Secretly
- The Parable of the Two Debtors
- The Parable of the Good Samaritan
- The Parable of the Foolish Rich Man
- The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree
- The Parable of the Chief Seats
- The Parable of the Great Supper
- The Parables of the uncompleted Tower and the King's Warfare
- The Parable of the Lost Sheep
- The Parable of the Lost Coin
- The Parable of the Lost (Prodigal) Son
- The Parable of the Unjust Steward
- The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus
- The Parable of the Unjust Judge (or Importunate Widow)
- The Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican
- The Parable of the Pounds
Excellent. I intend to use it in Sunday School and in my family. — Robert J. Matthews, former dean of Religious Education at BYU, former member of the Church's Scriptures Publication Committee.
I consider this book to be one of the finest treatments of the war chapters in the Book of Mormon now available. Youth and adults alike will find the discussion, commentary, and application provided by this work to be extremely useful. — Robert L. Millet, former dean of Religious Education at BYU, co-author, Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon.
Why are there so many wars in the Book of Mormon? Could it be that a book written “for our day” would have to prepare us to survive in a time of “wars and rumors of war,” a time when Satan is at war with everything that is good?
In this book, John Bytheway shows that what we often call the “war chapters” in the Book of Mormon are rich in gospel wisdom and spiritual insight. The pattern is clear: When the children of Lehi are successful, it's because they make covenants first and swords later. They pray mightily for help from God; then they go to work and fortify their cities. They fail only when they allow themselves to be enticed, decoyed, and distracted from what they should have been doing.
Brother Bytheway shows that the stratagems of warfare are frighteningly similar to the stratagems Satan uses to ensnare God's children today. Spirited, lively, and insightful, this book illuminates a large section of the Book of Mormon that is sometimes overlooked.
About the Author
John Bytheway is a bestselling author, favorite speaker, and part-time instructor at Brigham Young University. His many titles include Heroes: Lessons from the Book of Mormon; Standards Night Live; Isaiah for Airheads; A Crash Course in Teenage Survival; Behind Every Good Man and his most recent book, Of Pigs, Pearls & Prodigals. He has also created numerous talks on CD, many of which are combined in The John Bytheway Collection, Vols. 1 and 2.
John served a mission to the Philippines and holds a master’s degree in Religious Education. He and his wife, Kimberly, have six children.
by Customer - reviewed on January 23, 2013
The perfect bundle to accompany my scripture study. Easy to understand yet so insightful. Another Home Run from John Bytheway!
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