A new and smile-producing look at the parables of Jesus will banish the traditional stereotype of a gloomy Jesus. Jesus, the Master Teacher, used subtle humor in the parables to capture and hold the attention of his audience. He poked fun at hypocrisy with hyperbole, and used stories using everyday objects and interests and charming human-interest appeal. Learn the surprising meanings of the caricature of a judge and the widow, the sower of the seed, the happy homemaker, and the amazing properties of leaven and mustard. Dr. Marshall Hoffman adds delight-tickling stories, resulting in the strong medicine of merry hearts.