The Opening Up Commentary Collection offers accessible and easy-to-read introductions to the books of the Bible. The commentaries tackle the key issues in each book by introducing the history and context and by giving an overview of important themes and events. The authors wrestle with the hard questions and navigate through the difficult issues, with a keen eye toward application and relevance for today.
Right at the end of his Gospel, John tells us why he wrote it: that we may "believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing [we] may have life in his name." John therefore filled his Gospel with carefully selected evidence to encourage our belief in Jesus. In this detailed yet easy-to-read commentary, Andrew Paterson examines the eyewitness evidence John provided concerning Christ’s power and authority, showing us that John wanted this evidence to result not merely in intellectual assent to these truths, but rather in "life" in Christ’s name.
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Opening up John’s Gospel is a brilliant, concise guide to John’s Gospel. It helps the reader to understand John’s profound revelation of Jesus the divine Messiah by vividly bringing to life the Jewish world of the first century and explaining the Old Testament background to so much of Jesus’ teaching. . . . the author has clearly drawn deeply on the very best biblical scholarship and makes judicious judgments when interpreting difficult or disputed passages. This book will inspire any Christian reader to know, love, worship and obey Jesus better . . . All in all, an excellent book.
—John Stevens, Director, Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC), UK
Highly accessible and exceptionally practical.
—Jonathan Stephen, Principal, Wales Evangelical School of Theology (WEST), UK
A reliable, accessible, and practical guide to this wonderful gospel.
—Christopher Ash, Director, Cornhill Training Course, London
Andrew Paterson has headed up the leadership team at Kensington Baptist Church in inner-city Bristol for over twenty years. A former President of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (2001–2004), Andrew has spoken at conferences around the world. He has worked extensively in Christian radio and on the BBC.