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By: Ian Morris

Written for Faith

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John’s Gospel contains words that, for many Christians, are some of the most familiar and best loved in the Bible. However, many scholars have long held the view that it is historically unreliable and is a theological work presenting views that evolved as Christianity spread in the first century.
This book will challenge and interest both those with a conservative view and those with a radical view of the New Testament. Using an easily accessible style, it argues from a critical approach that, as the Gospel itself asserts, it is a ‘true witness.’ Examining the New Testament reveals reasons for believing that John’s Gospel is one of the earliest pieces of Christian writing, and it represents the teaching of the closest of Jesus’ friends, the Apostle John.
The peculiarities of the Gospel are a consequence of John’s passion to persuade people that believing in Jesus can transform their lives. The message is not the teaching of Jesus, the message ‘is’ Jesus. This is the belief that the Gospel wishes to share; it was written for faith.

Ian Morris read medicine and then philosophy and logic at Cambridge. Whilst training in surgery he spent some time in medical research. He worked as a hospital doctor in Yorkshire. He is a Methodist local preacher and has used his experience in scientific and philosophical thinking to study the origins of the Gospels.

Ian is married with two children and two grandchildren.

Customer Reviews
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  • Sally Compton

    The author challenges the long held view of the inferior status of Johns Gospel. Fascinating.

  • Professor Terry Young (Baptist Times)

    I love John’s gospel and so Ian’s book attracted my attention on the review list, even though it turned out not to be quite what I expected. For me, Ian brings interesting ideas and explanations together but I also like thin, low cost, books that come as e-readers: bingo!
    John is not telling us what Jesus believed or even, primarily, what he taught or did: John is telling us about Jesus. John does not want us to believe about Jesus, but to believe in Jesus.
    What more can I write? Buy! Read! Think…

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