Numerous times in the past I’ve made mention of Stephen I. Wright’s book on parables called The Voice of Jesus. That was, I think, a reworking of his doctoral dissertation under James Dunn. He has now published a textbook on the parables: Jesus the Storyteller (London: SPCK, 2014), which refines, broadens, and simplifies his thinking about the parables in a way that’s helpful for students. I’ve set it as a book review for my first year students. Well worth checking out.