John's gospel defies description. In the word of Willard Swartley, 'it soars like an eagle, links heaven and earth, and both comforts and convicts the human heart.' Its Christology is rich, with its many titles for Jesus, including the divine eternal 'I am'. As this commentary reveals, John offers a perfect resource for spiritual nurture and congregational life. With all its riddles and conflicts, it also presents deep and puzzling challenges to the most astute scholars. Its tenor is the love of God and the faithfulness of Jesus in bringing salvation and life to all. It warms the heart and confounds the mind.
This readable commentary series is for all who seek more fully to understand the original message of Scripture and its meaning for today-Sunday school teachers, members of Bible study groups, students, pastors, and other seekers.