The Widtsoe Foundation is pleased to announce the publication of a remarkable new book about the parables of Jesus. Co-author and Foundation Distinguished Scholar Jack Welch delivered a memorable fireside on this topic in April 2018, which you can view here. To purchase your very own copy of this incredibly valuable book, click here.

The parables of Jesus Christ are among His best-known and most-loved teachings. After centuries of study, what is yet to be discovered in these lessons from the Lord? For those who search these scriptural accounts seeking personal applications, new discoveries always await. View the parables with fresh eyes in The Parables of Jesus, a unique textual and visual presentation of the familiar narratives woven and interwoven by the Master.

Each story is included here in its entirety, alongside in-depth studies of the setting, context, language, and culture in which that parable was originally situated and shared. Above all, each parable is positioned within God the Father’s great plan of salvation. Knowing that encompassing doctrine is the key to finding the Savior’s love in these treasured instructions, both individually and interactively.

To inspire deeper insights and personal connections with the parables, the words of Christ are depicted in an original series of striking paintings by Latter-day Saint artist Jorge Cocco Santángelo. With imagery and inspiring artistic commentary that transcends the ordinary, this visually stunning uniting of word and art paves the way for personal and family applications of the parables as never before.