“If I can help to make the Bible more plain and interesting to any man’s souls, than I shall be abundantly content.” So writes J.C. Ryle in the Preface of the second volume in his captivating commentary on the Gospel of John. This volume continues with Ryle’s insightful observations, covering John 7–12.
J.C. Ryle (1816–1900) was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, where he was a Craven Scholar. He was ordained in 1841, and became the first bishop of Liverpool in 1880. Ryle was a prolific writer his entire life, publishing dozens of bestsellers that were translated into many languages.