Item description for In the School of Christ: A Study of Christ's Teaching on Holiness, John 13-17 by David W. Gooding...
Overview This book is a study of John 13-17, focusing on Christ's teaching on holiness. This book contains many lessons taught by Jesus concerning the heart of the Christian faith.
Publishers Description A study of Christ's teaching on holiness from John 13-17. On the night of the Lord's betrayal, he met with His disciples. Jesus was the teacher, the disciples were the pupils. It was the school of Christ. Out purpose in this book is to join Jesus disciples in His school and learn the lessons with them.
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Great Book with a Great Study Method Aug 4, 2005
What's the Point of the Book? To offer a refreshing commentary on the book of Acts, that doesn't follow a verse by verse format but looks more at literary structure. In so doing, David Gooding aims to establish some facts about the beginnings of Christianity, highlight features in the text that show a separation from Judaism and differences with naturalism, differences with spiritualism and what the Christian attitude should be in this world. Basically, Luke has a point in writing the letter and it's not merely listing the historical beginnings of Christianity.
The Good? The Table of Contents reflects the presented structure of Acts. The Sections have the verses in parenthesis so a person can follow along with their own Bible. There is contextual quoting of portions throughout the book. Gooding starts each section with preliminary observations and then delves into the passage always working from one portion to the next. Always the teacher, Gooding makes it a point to remind the readers of previous movements when continuing forward in the piece. David's writing style is sharp and yet attainable. The comparative charts are outstanding. Personally I have found this method of study exceedingly helpful. Luke's writing amazed me when Gooding takes these portions and puts them next to each other showing how much thought Luke put into things.
The Bad? The glue in the binding is bad. I've read the book twice and some of the pages are starting to come out. Content wise, nothing bad.
The Ugly? Can't find anything ugly here. The book jacket is well designed, the typeface is readable, the conclusions he offers seem to follow logically from the text so all in all, this book is all out goodness.
Star Rating. This book is outstanding. At the very least, it offers people another way to study that is super-refreshing. The way Gooding looks at things gives me personally a feel for what the Biblical writer is saying in the narrative and the why of it all. I give this book an unashamedly five stars with a recommendation of must buy. Buy it. Now.