Well-known Bible teacher and chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary, Charles Swindoll, has begun a series entitled Swindoll's New Testament Insights based on his observations from decades of study - here with the gospel of John.The book is formatted well with chapter divisions at logical turning points in the Lord's life. Swindoll begins with an introduction of the gospel contrasting it to the synoptic accounts then moves into the biblical text with straight-forward commentary at each paragraph and application ideas at the section ends. Each section has key terms, graphs, tables, sidebars, and diagrams to help the reader understand the portion being examined. In his typical homey style, the author shares thoughts from the text itself along with the background of the event. Finally, interspersed throughout are personal reflections entitled, From My Journal, relating personal experiences related to a passage.This easy-to-read book will be a good addition to a library in an effort to help less mature believers understand this gospel. Mature believers will probably find rare nuggets as well.
commentary has a great introduction to the gospel of John as well as why are there four gospels in the Bible and who was John writing to. Swindoll says that the theme of John was communicate to his readers that Jesus was indeed God in human flesh.The commentary contains word studies in the original language and even goes through different sections of scripture as only Charles Swindoll can do. It also contains a timeline after Jesus' Ascension to heaven up to the time where John wrote his gospel. Another great thing about this commentary is a chart of key terms and elements that are mentioned in John
part biography/part commentary, Great insights! We have been studying John's gospel in bible study. I have this book open next to my Bible,It enhances the study. I intend to buy all the books in this series.