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Getting to Know John's Gospel: A Fresh Look at its Main Ideas (Peterson)

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Most Christians have read all or part of John’s gospel, but while it may seem familiar to us, it presents a world of ideas radically different from our own. We read about “the one who comes from above” and who is “above all.” We hear word pictures like “the living water,” “the bread of life,” and “the light of the world," and then we read about “the Son of Man” being “lifted up from the earth.” Such concepts are naturally unfamiliar to us.

Robert A. Peterson helps you to become better adjusted to the new world of ideas in the gospel of John, enabling you to grow in your faith as you grow in your understanding of this part of God’s Word. 


Table of Contents: 

  1. Why John Wrote His Gospel
  2. How John’s Gospel Is Put Together
  3. Jesus’ ‘I Am’ Sayings
  4. Jesus’ Miraculous ‘Signs’ (1)
  5. Jesus’ Miraculous ‘Signs’ (2)    
  6. Jesus’ ‘Time’ Sayings
  7. Conflicting Responses to Jesus
  8. Portraits of Jesus’ Person (1)
  9. Portraits of Jesus’ Person (2)
  10. The Saving Work of Jesus (1)
  11. The Saving Work of Jesus (2)
  12. The Holy Spirit
  13. The Last Things 



Robert A. Peterson (MDiv, Biblical Theological Seminary; PhD, Drew University) was professor of systematic theology at Covenant Seminary for more than twenty-five years. He has served seven churches as an interim pastor and is the author of a number of books. 



"Easy enough to help young Christians get oriented, yet meaty enough for mature Christians. Pastors and theologians will also find insights and approaches to strengthen their Bible study. Especially suitable to adult Sunday school classes." — Robert C Newman

"Shows a strong familiarity with the text of John. This book will fill a real need and edify anyone who reads it." — Moises Silva

"Aimed at real people where they live. . . . adult Sunday school classes, home Bible study groups, and individual Christians who want to grow in knowledge and faith." — John P. Sartelle