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Wednesday Giveaway - The Writings of John
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
Few verses are more familiar – even outside the Church – but to properly understand John’s meaning we must read this verse in light of the larger story he told in the fourth Gospel.
In fact, much depends on our understanding of John’s writings. The five books John penned are some of the most foundational New Testament documents for today’s Christians. Much evangelical teaching about the life of Jesus begins with the Gospel of John, and Christian teaching on the end times tends to rely heavily on the book of Revelation.
In this week’s giveaway, The Writings of John, C. Marvin Pate addresses the Gospel of John, the Johannine Epistles, and Revelation, and provides a solid, up-to-date resource for studying and understanding John’s writings.
Arguing for Johannine authorship of each book, Pate deals with relevant interpretive issues, including historical background, cultural setting, and theological context. He also contrasts Jesus’ day with John’s situation sixty years later on Patmos, and explains the nature of apocalyptic literature - including an explanation of how the church has interpreted Revelation over the years.
With its thorough discussion, textbook design and four-color interior, The Writings of John sets the standard for introductory texts on these foundational writings.
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