Parakeets make delightful pets. We cage them or clip their wings to keep them where we want them. Scot McKnight contends that many, conservatives and liberals alike, attempt the same thing with the Bible. We all try to tame it. McKnight's The Blue Parakeet calls Christians to stop taming the Bible and to let it speak anew to our heart.
McKnight challenges us to rethink how to read the Bible, not just to puzzle it together into some systematic belief but to see it as a Story that we're summoned to enter and to carry forward in our day.
About the Author
Scot McKnight (PhD, Nottingham) is the Julius R. Mantey Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lisle, Illinois. He is the author of more than fifty books, including the award-winning The Jesus Creed as well as The King Jesus Gospel, A Fellowship of Differents, One.Life, The Blue Parakeet, and Kingdom Conspiracy.
Chapter 1 - The Book and I
- View Resource Chapter 1 Flashcards
Chapter 2 - The Birds and I
- View Resource Chapter 2 Flashcards
Chapter 3 - Inkblots and Puzzles
- View Resource Chapter 3 Flashcards
Chapter 4 - It's a Story with Power!
- View Resource Chapter 4 Flashcards
Chapter 5 - The Plot of the Wiki-Stories
- View Resource Chapter 5 Flashcards
Chapter 6 - From Paper to Person
- View Resource Chapter 6 Flashcards
Chapter 7 - God Speaks, We Listen
- View Resource Chapter 7 Flashcards
Chapter 8 - The Boring Chapter (on Missional Listening)
- View Resource Chapter 8 Flashcards
Chapter 9 - The Year of Living Jesus-ly
- View Resource Chapter 9 Flashcards
Chapter 10 - Finding the Pattern of Discernment
- View Resource Chapter 10 Flashcards
Chapter 11 - Slaves in the King and His Kingdom Redemption Story
- View Resource Chapter 11 Flashcards
Chapter 12 - Atonement in the King and His Kingdom Redemption Story
- View Resource Chapter 12 Flashcards
Chapter 13 - Justice in the King and His Kingdom Redemption Story
- View Resource Chapter 13 Flashcards