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Stories Jesus Told: Life-Changing Lessons in the Parables We Love

Jesus told lots of stories. Do you ever wonder…

  • What the stories meant?
  • Why He told them?
  • How do they apply to our lives today?
Lori Anderson

Hi! I’m Lori!

I’m a pastor (MDiv), mom of three boys, and grammy to five little girls. I love rich conversations and diving deep into the Word.

I’m so excited to share with you my newest eBook. It’s all about the stories Jesus told and the life-changing lessons we can learn from them. 

I’d love for you to join me as we immerse ourselves in the motivating, hope-filled lessons Jesus taught.  



What you get: 

  • What parables are and why Jesus told them.
  • 10+ stories that Jesus told.
  • Researched in-depth.
  • Relatable, understandable explainations. 
  • Transformational lessons that will enrich your life.


“When Lori writes something, I don’t like to simply skim. I get comfortable, grab my tablet and read slowly. I let her words sink in.

Here’s why…

Lori teaches with depth. In her writing, her seminary degree shows. She includes historical context and deep insight. But before Lori earned her MDiv, she was a classroom teacher. So she doesn’t only teach with the depth I crave, her teaching expertise unfolds clear lessons and easy-to-follow points. I connect with her life insights and personal applications.

If you haven’t read Lori’s teachings, I think you will love her work too.”



extravagant hope

Hi there! We're Cheryl, Lori & Mendie, co-owners and writers of Extravagant Hope. We are moms (and a grandma), daughters, wives, teachers, and friends. We are ordinary women, just like you, who have experienced hard stuff in life, just like you. But we are also women who have incredible joy because Jesus has given us hope - and continues to give us hope - in the midst of even our toughest realities.   We are three women who have a dream of sharing that hope of Jesus with you. Join our Extravagant Hope Community and 10+ hope-filled freebies (prayer journal, memory verse cards, printable art and more) will be emailed straight to your inbox. Thanks for being here. :)

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