Famous Bible parables like The Good Samaritan and Prodigal Son offer powerful messages of hope, love, and wisdom that can benefit our lives today.
Hope Refreshed brings six parables back to life again as they are retold as relatable, modern stories.
The plots are the same, yet each parable is transformed into a contemporary short story with dramatic plots and compelling characters in present-day predicaments. Each retold parable still delivers their messages of wisdom in the twenty-first century!
If you’re not familiar with these parables that’s okay, the stories were written with you in mind. Each retelling is entertaining, and the message in the parable is easily understood. If the parables are already familiar to you, the retelling will also entertain and reinvigorate your understanding of the messages that Jesus delivered two thousand years ago. All readers will appreciate the messages of grace, love hope, and redemption that have stood the test of time.
Robert Goluba was born and raised in Central Illinois, where he attended college, served in the Army National Guard, and met his wife. At age thirty, after a self-diagnosed allergy to snow, he moved to sunny Gilbert, Arizona, where he now lives with his beautiful wife and two daughters.
In Judgment Day, the first story in the Hope Refreshed Collection of Modern Parables, party campaign manager John choose to run a clean campaign to bring trust and integrity back to the party. His nemesis and mudslinger Brian jumped into the race and turned John's plans upside down. John wants to stay the course, but the poll results from the first debate indicate that may not be possible. What will John do next?
John was sure the voters would see through Brian’s ways and was waiting on the first polls the morning after the debate. He was so certain Brian would be trailing badly that he yelled, “No way!” when he saw the results. Brian had jumped to second place behind the front-runner, Maya Chopra, and was a full ten points ahead of Andrew Newman, who was now third. John could not believe it. Not only were his assumptions on the debate results wrong, but now he also second-guessed his whole strategy for a clean campaign. He knew others felt the same way and would be calling him soon to voice their dissatisfaction.