Scriptural Parables for the Latter Days

by W. Jeffrey Marsh, Andrew C. Skinner

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Some parables are far more than pithy analogies - they are also divine prophecies. The parables of Jesus, Daniel, and Zenos are like gifts, wrapped up in tales long ago, now ready to be opened and treasured for their fullest meaning. This is the hour, and we are living in the time when these prophetic parables are being fulfilled.

This book brings together the most important parables about the latter days and shows how they were originally intented to teach about our day. It not only looks at the cultural, religious, and geographical circumstances out of which they came but also captures their vision of the Restoration in the fulness of times. Miraculously, many of these parables - preserved through centuries of time - now stand as witnesses of the Lord's restored gospel and as lessons to prepare minds and hearts for the great things that are to come.

About the Authors

W. Jeffrey Marsh

W. Jeffrey Marsh, an associate professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University, received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from BYU. He is a popular speaker at Education Week and the Know Your Religion series in the LDS Church.

He has written four books: The Light Within: What the Prophet Joseph Smith Taught Us About Personal Revelation, His Final Hours, Unto Us a Child is Born, and Parables for the Latter Days.

W. Jeffrey Marsh lives in South Jordan, Utah.

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Andrew C. Skinner

Andrew C. Skinner is a former dean of Religious Education at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, and founding executive director of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at BYU. He is Professor of Ancient Scripture and Near Eastern Studies at BYU, a member of the international advisory board of the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation, author of several books and over 200 articles and encyclopedia entries on religious and historical topics. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado, holds masters’ degrees from Iliff School of Theology and Harvard University, and a Ph.D. degree in European and Near Eastern history from the University of Denver. He pursued graduate studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and taught at BYU’s Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies on several occasions. He taught Military History at the University of Colorado and Ricks College and was the recipient of a U.S. Military Academy Fellowship in U.S. military history. He is married to Janet Corbridge Skinner.

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A brilliant gem
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Considering the price it offered so much more than I expected. With profound insight and great clarity this book unveils the wonderful panorama of the last dispensation found in familiar parables. It threads the parable-beads to an enhanced understanding of the fullness of times and the latter-day focus concealed in these scriptural prophecies. Please more of these affordable gems.

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