Many writers who examine the parables of Jesus argue that they provide a window into the acts of ministry carried out during Christ's journey to Jerusalem. John Indermark takes us even more deeply into that journey, holding up the lessons of the parables Jesus told in light of his betrayal and death on the cross. Considered in this way, the parables take on a new significance, even more transparent and more clearly applicable in the lives of Christian believers. Each week the readers are provided with an overview, five daily readings, and a "Sabbath" for reflection, review or group study. The daily readings consist of a parable Scripture lesson, a reading and reflection that stems from the passage, a prayer, and a spiritual exercise. The text also includes a leader's guide for those who choose to incorporate small group study on this spiritual journey.