Item description for Johns Story (Jesus Chronicles V1) by Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins...
Overview Ninety-year-old John, the last surviving apostle, remembers his broken life before befriending Jesus and is called upon to write a gospel that definitively establishes Jesus as the Son of God.
Publishers Description The brand-new bestselling series from the authors of the phenomenal multi-million-selling Left Behind books. Now in paperback Here is the first in the Biblically inspired series, The Jesus Chronicles, which brings to life the story of Jesus, told in the voices of those who knew and loved him best-the Gospel writers John, Mark, Matthew, and Luke. In this volume, readers will discover John's story, a thrilling account of the life of the man who came to fulfill the prophecies of the Old Testament and to save all of humankind-and the disciple who was the last eyewitness to Jesus' glory. Readers will experience firsthand the creation of the Gospel of John as well as the Book of Revelation-Scripture that still has profound meaning for the world 2,000 years later.
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Studio: Berkley Trade
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.22" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.98" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Sep 25, 2007
Publisher Penguin Group USA
Series Jesus Chronicles
Series Number 1
ISBN 0425217132 ISBN13 9780425217139
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More About Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins
Dr. Tim LaHaye is a renowned prophecy scholar, minister, and author. His Left Behind(R) series is the bestselling Christian fiction series of all time. He and his wife, Beverly, live in southern California. They have four children and nine grandchildren. Greg Dinallo is a veteran suspense novelist. He lives with his wife, Gloria, in New York City.
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Tim LaHaye currently resides in the state of California. Tim LaHaye was born in 1926.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Johns Story (Jesus Chronicles V1)?
They use the vehicle of fiction to help people understand the hardship and faith walk of the Beloved Apostle Jun 6, 2007
Who was the last eyewitness to testify about seeing the miracles of Jesus with his or her own eyes? Regardless of the number of times one has read the New Testament, many have forgotten this key fact about John, the beloved disciple who wrote the Gospel of John, three Epistles and, finally, the book of Revelation on the Island of Patmos. JOHN'S STORY, by Left Behind authors Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, marks the first installment in The Jesus Chronicles, a four-book series that features each Gospel through the eyewitness author.
The opening pages begin in Rome in 95 A.D. with the aging disciple almost 90 years old. He appears before the Emperor Domitian, who had a reputation for cruelty with Christians. The Emperor labels John a heretic and, before a huge coliseum crowd, sentences him to be boiled in oil. Manacled at his hands and feet, the Apostle is lowered into oil until he is kneeling. In the heat, his manacles soften and he boils to death, while the crowd watches and cheers. To everyone's surprise, Jesus works a miracle on the order of the Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego story. Thousands of people believe in Christ upon witnessing John's preservation from the boiling oil. Domitian is furious and wants John killed, but this is impossible because the sentence already has been carried out. Instead, the Emperor assigns the old Apostle to hard labor on the Island of Patmos.
>From this dramatic opening, the authors flash back to the previous year and the events in Ephesus, which motivated John to write his eyewitness account about Jesus. The rise of Gnosticism among the Ephesians is served to readers in the vehicle of John's stories about Jesus. Cerinthus leads a group of Christians into forming a Gnostic church that denies the power of Christ and promotes the idea that someone can work their way to heaven, which is a contrary message to the teachings of Jesus. This drives the elderly Apostle to write his stories with the help of his scribe, Polycarp.
After the creation of his Gospel, soldiers come one night and take John to Rome. At a chapter break, the story picks up with John working tirelessly on Patmos and his vision that becomes the book of Revelation. Some readers will be surprised to find the New King James Version Bible text for John's writings in the final third of this volume. It shortchanges expectations for a full-length novel, and instead they receive a novella-length story.
LaHaye and Jenkins have written a book true to the messages of Scripture. They use the vehicle of fiction to help people understand the hardship and faith walk of the Beloved Apostle. I found it to be a fascinating journey and recommend it wholeheartedly.
--- Reviewed by W. Terry Whalin
John's Story: The Last Eyewitness May 30, 2007
Couldn't have been a better account of the happenings back then...just loved it...thanks!
Not What I Expected May 22, 2007
This book wasn't what I expected. I truly wanted and expected John's story about his life, his thoughts and what he went through. This is basically a story about John at 95 years old writing his books of the Bible. I wanted to hear the stories first hand as if he were living it right then. I wanted more details about his stay at Patmos also. I just thought these two writers would above and beyond. Maybe they were rushed by their publishers. Maybe they are taking on too much by putting out too many books in a year. Or maybe they just aren't taking the time to do it right. I'm leery about buying the rest of the books in this series. This book was good but it wasn't as great as it could be. Just didn't live up to my expectations.
Insight to Understanding Scripture Mar 22, 2007
Independent of what other reviewers have written, I have found this book to be just what it says it is, "Johns Story". While written as a work of fiction, it is however a study of the Gospel According to John. Through the dialogue between John and his scribe, Polycarp, the book of John is understood and meaning taken away. I found it interesting that the Book of John from the bible was incluede at the end of the book. Why, because once you finish the text and read John's work from the Bible, one will have a sense of understanding and clarity in the reading.
A little short, but great teaser to the BIBLE Jan 29, 2007
Before reading Mr. Sullivan's review, I commented on the hobbit's earlier review and THANK YOU Todd for expressing what I felt was the same view point.
I liked the book. If one has never picked up the Bible, this book introduces us to John and is a great starter for eventually reading all the gospels. The book conveniently gives us all 5 writings of John in the end and is an excellent start in learning about Jesus Christ.
As I stated to the hobbit man, why be so critical when the authors are getting out the words of Jesus. I think the story was short on purpose - you want to read more and what greater source for Jesus than the Bible.