Item description for John (Spirit-Filled Life New Testament Commentary) by Jon Huntzinger...
Overview John's Gospel is unique in designating the Holy Spirit as "Comforter" or "Helper" (14:16). As part of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit extends the ministry of Jesus to the end of this age. The Spirit leads believers to understand the meanings, implications, and imperatives of the gospel, and enables them to do "greater works" than those done by Jesus (14:12). This is a new commentary series for the Charismatic and Pentecostal faiths. Each of these authors has been hand picked by Dr. Jack Hayford because they represent the finest in conservative evangelical Spirit-filled scholarship in North America. All have written in a way that can be understood by the average reader
The final words of the Gospel of John might also be written about John's gospel itself: "There are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written" (21:25). Books about the fourth gospel fill library shelves; courses on John are prominent in colleges and seminaries; and film and dramatic presentations based on John are produced every year. John's gospel has inspired Christian believers and challenged biblical scholars since the time of its composition. Why does it inspire? Why does it challenge?
In this commentary, Dr. Jonathan D. Huntzinger shows that John's book is unique among the gospels because it emphasizes that Jesus offers the eternal life of God to the people of God. Huntzinger shows that John describes Jesus as God's Word upon whom the Spirit descended and remained, so that John's readers will see the ministry of Jesus as the beginning of a new creative work of God.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.98" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.84" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2006
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Series Spirit Filled Life New Testament Commentary
ISBN 0785252541 ISBN13 9780785252542
Reviews - What do customers think about John (Spirit-Filled Life New Testament Commentary)?
A Worthy Contribution on John's Gospel Jan 23, 2008
I am a former student of Dr. Huntzinger and I vouch for his academic competence as he was the most challenging professor I had at the King's College. I took Greek from him and was the better for it.
This commentary on the gospel of John, as part of the new Spirit-Filled Life New Testament Commentary Series is a welcome contribution to the world of Biblical commentaries. Dr. Huntzinger shows an awareness of textual concerns and yets maintains a readability for the lay reader. This is no small feat to be academically engaging and yet readable. I also like the fact that the Greek is transposed in Greek font, as well as transliterated in English. Throughout the commentary, there are featured boxes or graphs, which highlight major themes or an in-depth word study.
For those who question the integrity of Pentecostal/Charismatic scholarship, you need not worry. The Holy Spirit isn't emphasized on every age or imposed upon the text. This commentary series is really a confirmation of many scholars within the Pentecostal/Charismatic movement and a validation of their contributions. Craig Keener is another such scholar who has offered a commentary on John. Anyhow, for the suggested retail price of $16.99, I would say that it is priced perfectly for the lay reader who simply wants to engage John with greater depth, yet doesn't compromise academic integrity.