The Gospel of John

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Marshall Harrison | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Jul 31 2013 10:51 AM

I attend a Men's breakfast that will be starting on the Gospel of John (did Romans last term and off for the summer). I mostly attend but sometimes step in to teach when the leader's missionary duties take him out of town.

So I am curious - out of all the Logos books what books would you consider essential for teaching about the Gospel of John?

Thanks.

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Mike Tourangeau | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 31 2013 11:05 AM

I would recommend Carson's commentary its in the Pillar series.... not sure if this is broken up though...

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Daniel Yoder | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 31 2013 11:14 AM

Andreas Kostenberger has a good commentary on John in the Baker Exegetical series.  

http://www.logos.com/product/8075/baker-exegetical-commentary-on-the-new-testament-john

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Travis Walter | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 31 2013 11:19 AM

Mike Tourangeau:

I would recommend Carson's commentary its in the Pillar series.... not sure if this is broken up though...

You mean this?  http://www.logos.com/product/3445/pillar-new-testament-commentary-the-gospel-according-to-john  Stick out tongue

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Dan Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 31 2013 11:38 AM

John for Everyone, part 1 by N. T. Wright http://www.logos.com/product/15811/john-for-everyone-part-1

John for Everyone, part 2 by N. T. Wright http://www.logos.com/product/15812/john-for-everyone-part-2

Making use of his scholar's understanding, yet writing in an approachable and anecdotal style, Tom Wright manages to unravel the great complexity of the extraordinary Gospel of John. He describes it as "one of the great books in the literature of the world; and part of its greatness is the way it reveals its secrets not just to a high-flown leaning but to those who come to it with humility and hope." Wright's stimulating comments are combined with his own fresh and inviting translation of the Bible text. Tom Wright has undertaken a tremendous task: to provide guides to all the books of the New Testament, and to include in them his own translation of the entire text. Each short passage is followed by a highly readable discussion with background information, useful explanations and suggestions, and thoughts as to how the text can be relevant to our lives today. A glossary is included at the back of the book. The series is suitable for group study, personal study, or daily devotions.

…Times If you wish to meet the Jesus who broke into people's lives while on earth, I heartily recommend these guides. —The Christian Herald

This is something I would recommend, but then it;s hard to go wrong with N. T. Wright. -Dan

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Alan Macgregor | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 31 2013 11:59 AM

Mike Tourangeau:

I would recommend Carson's commentary its in the Pillar series.... not sure if this is broken up though...

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Adam Rao | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 31 2013 2:43 PM

I agree with Dan – Wright's two-volume For Everyone commentary is outstanding.

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John Kight | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 31 2013 5:46 PM

Carson and Kostenberger are essential. Anything that includes Leon Morris and the Gospel of John is also a good place to look. 

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Mike Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 31 2013 6:34 PM

Mike Tourangeau:

I would recommend Carson's commentary its in the Pillar series.... not sure if this is broken up though...

  Yes Nothing better.

"In all cases, the Church is to be judged by the Scripture, not the Scripture by the Church," John Wesley

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 31 2013 7:20 PM

Marshall Harrison:
So I am curious - out of all the Logos books what books would you consider essential for teaching about the Gospel of John?

This depends on the depth of study you as a leader wish to do and the expectations of the group in its depth of study. I would start by trying to have the same commentary the leader has. For in depth study, Carson (PIllar), Kostenberger (BECNT), or Morris (NICNT) would be essential. For  a less detailed study and or/lesser expectations of depth, Burge (NIVAC) or Kruse (TNTC) would suffice. Unfortunately neither of the last two, nor Morris, are available separately in Logos.

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Adam Rao | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 1 2013 6:12 AM

And, of course, all of the suggestions above (with the exception of Wright, perhaps) are written from a conservative, evangelical persuasion. If that's your thing, the recommendations you've received will be helpful.

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Marshall Harrison | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 1 2013 6:42 AM

Thanks very much for all of the valuable input.

Now the ball is in my court and I will be weighing the suggestions against my finances and make a decision soon. Money is tight but God will provide as He sees fit.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 1 2013 8:29 AM

Daniel Yoder:

Andreas Kostenberger has a good commentary on John in the Baker Exegetical series.  

http://www.logos.com/product/8075/baker-exegetical-commentary-on-the-new-testament-john

Also, as already mentioned, Carson's volume on the PNTC series is a must.  Andreas also has 

Encountering John: The Gospel in Historical, Literary, and Theological Perspective

unfortunately, is still under development.

DAL

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