I was intrigued when I found out about this Bible study series for it looked very in-depth. When I received the book, I was surprised to discover that it wasn’t so much a Bible study guide as a commentary on the book of John. It can be used as a study guide, as the back of the book has discussion questions to use for a small group Bible study. But it’s not just an academic, scholarly commentary. Rather, it is a readable commentary that the average person can soak in the truths found in the book of John. This would be an excellent study for a group to go through together. I’m not sure I’ll be able to use it at any of our church’s studies as it’s designed as a 26-week study and most of our studies are much shorter than that. Perhaps in the future the ladies will be willing to tackle a longer study.
This is not a book that you can just sit down and read through. It takes time to digest, to soak in what is being said and to reflect on it. It is meant to be used as a commentary and study guide, not just a book that one sits down and reads. Now I’m eager to read other books in this series by Banner of Truth!
Each chapter starts with a portion of Scripture and then takes it apart. The chapters are not long, but again, not meant to be read in a hurry but to be slowly digested. While one can use on their own, it would also make for a great small group Bible study.
*I received a copy of this book free from the publisher Banner of Truth in exchange for my review.