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John
Lewis, Karoline M.

Minneapolis: Fortress, 2014 pp. xviii + 263. $22.00

Series Information
Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries


Description: Karoline Lewis draws together the strengths of two exegetical approaches to the Gospel of John in this volume of the Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries series. Lewis takes a broad thematic approach to the Gospel while at the same time giving exegetical and homiletical insights about individual pericopes. With attention to both liturgical interpretation and exegetical analysis, Lewis provides a unique preaching resource that will build biblical literacy by assisting both preachers and listeners in understanding Johnís Gospel as a whole, not just a collection of vaguely related stories. Those who peruse these pages will discover anew how Johnís story of Jesus shapes and gives worth to being a disciple for the sake of the world God loves. In other words, the intent of this commentary is to invite the reader into an encounter with the Jesus of Johnís Gospel. Such an encounter witnesses to how an experience of the Jesus of John actually matters. Readers, preachers, and their parishioners will have a deeper appreciation of the bookís unique interpretation of the Christ event and how that influences their approach to living the Christian faith in todayís world.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Johannine Literature, John, Literature, Methods, Other Methods

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Review by Chang Seon An
Published 3/16/2017
Citation: Chang Seon An, review of Karoline M. Lewis, John, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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