Decidedly a ""must"" book for all preachers who feel that there is nothing more or new to be preached from the parables of Jesus. Helmut Thielicke, now dean of the faculty of theology in the University of Hamburg, Germany, preaches sermons like these to thousands every week who throng to hear him because he speads vividly the language of our day, and translates the eternal message of the gospel into such contemporary, colloquial terms that the hearer is ""there"". The message is for him. The depth of insight and awareness of the heart of the gospel which Thielicke reveals with every word immediately confronts the hearer with God's judgment and God's grace both in his personal life and his life in the world. He is a profound and acute theologian, but he speaks to every man as a person in his own peculiar predicament, pointing out to him in his waywardness and waiting Father. He is acclaimed as the leading Protestant theologian on the continent of Europe today. Many will be glad through reading these tremendous sermons to make his acquaintance.