Glory Veiled and Unveiled is a spiritually rewarding study of Christ’s parables that shows students of Scripture how to read the parables in a way that allows the biblical text to interpret the reader. Author Gerald Bilkes believes that when we read Scripture this way, we open ourselves to be transformed by it. An ideal tool for personal or group Bible study, with questions following each lesson, Glory Veiled and Unveiled considers the contexts and main messages of 25 parables and puts our hearts under the searchlight of Scripture, guiding us into the knowledge of Christ, our gracious and glorious king.
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“can be defined as the gracious reign of God in the hearts of His people by faith in His Son, the king of the kingdom.” (Page 19)
“In other words, in the parables Christ is veiling His glory to conceal it from some, although He is ultimately revealing it to others.” (Page 10)
“As door, He is the one through whom His people enter the community of His sheep and come to enjoy the benefits of belonging to the shepherd.” (Page 204)
“Christ is asserting that this ministry of the word will prove which hearts are receptive to the word, and which are not” (Page 30)
“We make His Word the object of our scrutiny, rather than submitting ourselves to its scrutiny” (Pages 2–3)
We have come to expect good things from Dr. Bilkes, and in Glory Veiled and Unveiled we are not disappointed. He has given us a marvelous exposition of the parables, revealing astute awareness of the subtleties of the genre and a keen eye for their current application. With pointed questions, each chapter is designed for use in personal and corporate Bible study. Individuals and churches will profit enormously from this book.
—Derek W. H. Thomas, minister of preaching and teaching, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, SC
In this volume, the author encourages the reader to approach the parables experimentally. That is, he calls us to read them with the purpose of having their truths challenge and change us. Written for both laypeople and pastors, this resource deserves wide circulation. Among the several books that I have on the parables, this volume ranks among the finest!
—Rob Ventura, pastor, Grace Community Baptist Church, North Providence, RI