A clear explanation of the meaning of a widely misunderstood parable.
Many interesting parallels are developed comparing the One Pearl of Great Price with the universal Church.
of five awards One Precious Pearl is
an enjoyable easy-to-read devotional style book which presents new and unforgettable
insights. A correct understanding of the parable of the "one pearl of great
price" (Matthew 13:45-46) will cause the reader to marvel at this simple phrase
in the book the author provides a straightforward look at the three most
popular interpretations of this parable. Included is a clear Bible-based
rejection of the popular notion that the pearl represents salvation.
major portion of the work provides parallels between the "one pearl of great
price" and the Christian church. Presented are seven unique aspects of a pearl which
parallel the uniqueness of the church. Finally, eight additional
characteristics of a pearl and their parallels are presented.
part of the "Christian Concepts Series" by international award-winning author
Robert Lloyd Russell, One Precious Pearl
is made up of short chapters, each followed by a "Think and Grow" section. The
series is great for people on the go, for
individual devotional study, and as the text in group study. The intent of the
series is to assist the reader in the quest for a deeper living theology and
dynamic discipleship as timeless truths are presented with a contemporary
perspective while maintaining the integrity of the Word of God.
GOLD AWARD 1 of 3 across all book categories
"Literary Excellence" World Book Awards
One Precious Pearl provides ...
parables of Matthew 13 are well known and widely understood. One Precious Pearl is a unique study of
one of the later parables, "the one pearl of great price." After providing a
clear exposition of the parable, this landmark book provides a fascinating
study with clear lessons for today.
Reviewers say ...
Throughout this study
there is a development of analogical thought, where the latent imagery of the
pearl is made clear for the modern reader.
Mr. Russell's content is superior throughout. He has drawn on natural
science and Biblical thought without violating either. I have learned a great
deal about the concept of a pearl and have appreciated more the concept of the
Church as the Pearl of Christ. ~ Ronald
Barclay Allen, Senior Professor of Bible Exposition, Dallas
never think of a pearl in the same light again. I absolutely love the way you
have drawn a parallel between the pearl and the Church. This is inspired! ~ Elizabeth Hightower, Women's Ministries
Leader, Laurelwood Baptist Church
We have been Christians for over 40
years, but never have been so enlightened and enriched as we have been by the
in-depth study of the One Precious Pearl.
You have given us new meaning and insight. ~ Jerry & Maureen Shoop, Senior Pastor (retired)