Item description for The Book of John (The Smart Guide to the Bible Series) by Lin Johnson & Larry Richards...
Overview No other book in the Bible presents Jesus Christ and his ministry more clearly than the Book of John. No other guide makes his ministry more understandable than The Smart Guide to the Bible: The Book of John. Walk with Jesus as he recruits the twelve disciples. Sit down on the hillside and listen as he teaches the parables. Watch as Jesus performs miracle after miracle. And at every step along the way, understand the critical concepts and life-changing lessons Jesus wants you to learn.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.24" Width: 7.24" Height: 0.94" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date Nov 14, 2006
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Series Smart Guide To The Bible
ISBN 1418509914 ISBN13 9781418509910
Availability 0 units.
More About Lin Johnson & Larry Richards
LIN JOHNSON is managing editor of The Christian Communicator, Advanced Christian Writer, and Church Libraries. The author of more than seventy books, with a specialization in Bible curriculum, Lin teaches at writers' conferences internationally and is adjunct professor of writing at Taylor University in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Lin Johnson currently resides in the state of Illinois.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Book of John (The Smart Guide to the Bible Series)?
One sided commentary Jul 6, 2009
I bought this book as a supplement to a couple of other books that I was using in a study on John. This is the second of this series that I purchased for such a purpose, the other being Daniel.
The format for both was the same. The text is broken down into one or two verses and a commentary is given for that bit of scripture. The comments themselves wary in length and depth in accordance with the particular passage.
There were also comments from other historical and modern Bible scholars that were included. This made the information more interesting as their insights were a step above most of those given in this book.
I read this one along side a more scholarly book on John and as I noted earlier, the language of this book is very biased towards the author's point of view and could hardly be called scholarly. There were many passages where I thought the author missed the deeper meaning of the passage, or glossed over important points.
That said, there was some good information in the book and if I wholeheartedly agreed with the author, I would have given probably added a couple of stars. As it is, I give this three stars for the information it did include and for what I felt it lacked.