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Klyne R. Snodgrass is professor emeritus of New Testament at North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois. His previous books include The Parable of the Wicked Tenants, Between Two Truths: Living with Biblical Tensions, and the NIV Application Commentary volume on Ephesians.


"Simply a stunning achievement. . . . Scholar and student alike will appreciate its admirable clarity and its numerous fresh suggestions. This wide-ranging book has no rival: it will be the book on the parables for the next decade and beyond." -- Arland J. Hultgren
"Convinced that the parables are the most certain avenue for access to Jesus' teaching, Klyne Snodgrass analyzes all of them with skill, care, and imagination. . . . No one has located the parables as clearly and forcefully within the prophetic tradition of Israel, thereby providing a new approach to their vitality." -- Darrell Bock
"Bravo! Stories with Intent is the culmination of Klyne Snodgrass's lifetime of reflection on the parables. . . . Here is a book with intent, and it succeeds exceptionally well in opening up a key dimension of Jesus' ministry and teaching." -- Religious Studies Review
"A notable achievement . . . deserves a place on the shelf of every serious interpreter of the parables." -- Evangelical Quarterly
"This fresh look at Jesus' parables is timely. Snodgrass has written a special book -- it is at once comprehensive, accessible, reliable, engaging, and very useful. . . . A rich resource indeed." -- Expository Times
"An insightful and comprehensive treatment . . . certain to become a landmark study in parable research." -- Theological Studies
"Stories with Intent is Snodgrass's magnum opus, the product of thirty-five years of New Testament research and teaching. It is, as its subtitle claims, comprehensive." -- Currents in Theology & Mission
"This is a rich resource for preaching and adult education. One will not exhaust its resources in a lifetime of parable study." -- Journal of Theological Studies
"Probably few books that claim the description 'comprehensive' live up to the accolade. Snodgrass's magnum opus on Jesus' parables, however, is surely as close to an authoritative reference work on the parables as we shall see for years to come."

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