John for Everyone, Part 1: Chapters 1-10 (Google eBook)

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 2004 - 180 pages
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Making use of his scholar's understanding, yet writing in an approachable and anecdotal style, Tom Wright manages to unravel the great complexity of the extraordinary Gospel of John. He describes it as "one of the great books in the literature of the world; and part of its greatness is the way it reveals its secrets not just to a high-flown leaning but to those who come to it with humility and hope." Wright's stimulating comments are combined with his own fresh and inviting translation of the Bible text. Tom Wright has undertaken a tremendous task: to provide guides to all the books of the New Testament, and to include in them his own translation of the entire text. Each short passage is followed by a highly readable discussion with background information, useful explanations and suggestions, and thoughts as to how the text can be relevant to our lives today. A glossary is included at the back of the book. The series is suitable for group study, personal study, or daily devotions.
  

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Contents

The Word Made Flesh
1
The Evidence of John
6
The Lamb and the Spirit
9
The First Disciples
13
Philip and Nathanael
16
Water into Wine
19
Jesus in the Temple
23
Jesus and Nicodemus
27
Eating and Drinking the Son of Man
84
Division among Jesus Followers
88
Jesus and His Brothers
92
Disputes about Jesus
95
Moses and the Messiah
99
Rivers of Living Water
103
Where Does the Messiah Come From?
106
Adultery and Hypocrisy
110

The Snake and the Love of God
31
The Bridegroom and His Friend
35
The Woman of Samaria
38
Jesus and the Woman
43
Sower and Reaper Rejoice Together
47
The Officials Son
50
The Healing of the Cripple
54
Gods Son Breaks the Sabbath
57
The Coming Judgment
61
The Evidence in Support of Jesus
64
Jesus and Moses
67
Feeding the Five Thousand
70
Jesus Walking on the Water
74
Bread from Heaven
77
The Fathers Will
81
The Light of the World
114
From Below or from Above
117
The Truth Will Make You Free
121
Children of Abraham Or of the Devil
124
Before Abraham I Am
128
The Man Born Blind
131
The Blind Mans Parents
135
Is Jesus from God?
139
Seeing and Not Seeing
143
The Good Shepherd
147
The Shepherd and the Sheep
150
The Messiah and the Father
154
Blasphemy
158
GLOSSARY
163
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Page 1 - There was the true light, even the light which lighteth every man, coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world knew Him not.

About the author (2004)

Born in 1948 in Northumberland, England, N.T. Wright is the Bishop of Durham. He was formerly Dean of Lichfield and lecturer in New Testament studies at Oxford University as well as fellow, tutor, and chaplain of Worcester College, Oxford. He has also served as professor of New Testament language and literature in various colleges and universities. With doctorates in divinity and in philosophy from the University of Oxford, N. T. Wright is a member of the Society for New Testament Studies, the Society of Biblical Literature, the Institute for Biblical Research, the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical Research, and the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars. He has published more than 40 works at both scholarly and popular levels related to New Testament studies, especially on the origins of Christianity and Biblical Christology.

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