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The Parable of the Unexpected Guest

IVP Booklets

by D. A. Zimmerman

The Parable of the Unexpected Guest
  • Formats: epub, mobi, pdf, and mobi
  • Published: July 11, 2011
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-6900-8
  • Item Code: 6900

As this little booklet reminds us, life isn't always what we expect it will be. But sometimes everything can change, with just a knock at the door. . . .

What would happen if Jesus showed up at your door and wanted nothing more than to spend time with you? Would it be weird? What would you tell him about your life? What wouldn't you tell him? Would you invite him to stay?

"The Parable of the Unexpected Guest is so well written, the irony is great and the points slide in just right. This is just stellar."

Brian McLaren, author of Naked Spirituality

"The Parable of the Unexpected Guest is a profound booklet that quickly, and without even noticing, takes you into a place of deep wonderment, challenging you with the question, how would I act, react and interact with the Creator of the universe who decided to show up at my front door and inhabit my life?"

Andrew Marin, author, Love Is an Orientation, president, The Marin Foundation (

"Jesus told stories, lots of stories. Stories that made people laugh, stories that made people angry, stories that helped people see God with a bit more clarity. The Parable of the Unexpected Guest is just such a story. It's both wise and witty, a compelling combo for sure. Read it with your heart wide open."

Trent Sheppard, author of God on Campus

"The Parable of the Unexpected Guest is for each one of us who thinks we've got our lives together and for those of us who are very clear that we don't. Its message about being human, which is deeply true, invites readers into life that really is life. Read it, live it, share it with others."

Margot Starbuck, author of The Girl in the Orange Dress and Unsqueezed
D. A. Zimmerman

David A. Zimmerman is an author and editor living in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is the author of Comic Book Character: Unleashing the Hero in Us All and Deliver Us from Me-Ville. He has written for a number of popular magazines and websites, and he posts regularly at his blog Loud Time.