This Bible study invites both new and long-time learners into an intimate and personal exploration of the Gospel of John. While the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke speak directly to the actions and teachings of Jesus, John speaks in more symbolic language that can take us to deeper levels in our own reflection of who Jesus is. Intended as a group-study launching pad for discussion, this commentary can also be used for individual study. Includes questions to encourage reflection, as well as short prayers after each section. Appendix includes "Suggestions for Study Leaders." Because the Gospel of John appears at various places throughout each of the 3-year cycle, this book makes a good study any time for lectionary study groups.
Jim Taylor is one of Canada's best known authors and editors among mainline churches and denominations. He is the author of twelve books himself including The Spirituality of Pets (26), An Everyday God (25), Precious Days and Practical Love: Caring for an Aging Parent (1999), The Canadian Religious Travelguide (1982), Discovering Discipleship (with George Johnston, 1983), Two Worlds in One (1985), Last Chance (1989), Surviving Death (1993) republished as Letters to Stephen (1996), Everyday Psalms (1994), Everyday Parables (1995), Sin: A New Understanding of Virtue and Vice (1997), Lifelong Living (for the United Church's Division of Mission in Canada) (1983), and The Spiritual Crisis of Cancer (for the Canadian Cancer Society) (1984).
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