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John: The Gospel of Wisdom (Biblical Imagination)

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"When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth." - John 16:13 "He who saw this has testified so that you also may believe. His testimony is true, and he knows he is telling the truth." - John 19:35 With time and experience comes wisdom. John, the longest-surviving of the apostles, recorded in his Gospel a portrait of Jesus that displays the depth of ...more
Paperback, 234 pages
Published August 14th 2014 by IVP Books (first published July 14th 2014)
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Michael Boling
Sep 11, 2014 Michael Boling rated it it was amazing
The Gospel of John has long been a favorite of scholars and layman alike. Somewhat different in scope and focus than the other gospels, it begins with a reminder of who Jesus is, namely the Word who is God and who has always been, the logos Furthermore, the Gospel of John is often the first book of the Bible, except perhaps for the Psalms or Proverbs, that many new believers gravitate towards or are encouraged to read in their initial forays into Scripture. In the final installment of his Biblic ...more
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Sep 30, 2016 David Ryan rated it it was amazing
took my time working through this commentary - and I highly recommend it - for preaching research or for reading along with daily devotions.
Glen
May 17, 2015 Glen rated it it was amazing
This is one of the most refreshing reads that I have picked up in the past few years. Card's style is an eloquent balance between scholarly research and vibrant spirituality. Each of the 21 chapters contains the biblical text followed by his commentary written in a narrative format.

I used this in my devotionals and they added great depth. It is an excellent example of how effective hermeneutics brings a text alive. The wording is very accessible for a wide audience. I highly recommend it.
Russ Skinner
Again, read this in tandem with William Barclay's Daily Study Bible (the latter devotes two books to John). Each author was helpful; together they were powerful.

As a series, Card's Biblical Imagination books set quite a high standard.
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It was well worth the read. I learned a lot about Jesus and John that I never knew before. The Gospel of John is one of my favorite books of the Bible; now after reading Michael Card's commentary, I have a deeper love for the book.
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Michael Card (born April 11, 1957) is an American Christian singer-songwriter, musician, author, and radio host from Franklin, Tennessee. He is best known for his contributions in contemporary Christian music, which couple folk-style melodies and instrumentation with lyrics that stem from intensive study of the
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