Title: John (Life Application Bible Studies)
Publisher: Tyndale House, December 2008
This slim study guide features the complete text and study notes from the New Living Translation of the Book of John. I was pleasantly surprised when I first opened the book and realized what a wealth of information it contained. Since John’s Gospel was the first I read after becoming a Christian it has always held a special place in my heart. It has also always been set apart from the “Synoptic Gospels” and can present a variety of challenges in study. The authors of this Bible study did a great job presenting the proper balance of Scripture, interpretation and application. Each of the thirteen chapters in this study each has sections that encourage the reader to reflect on the passage and respond with action. I found this to be the most valuable aspect of the guide considering Bible study is only useful if applied to the student’s life.
Although I didn’t get the opportunity to use this book in a small group setting, I believe it would be of great use for a group of eight to ten people who are looking for the chance to dive into the Gospel of John.
It should be noted that this study guide is a reprint of the guide that can be found in the Life Application Bible (New Living Translation) and is not meant to supplement that text in anyway. After reviewing this guide; however, I am now considering up Life Application Bible to add to my library.
Note: This review was completed as part of the Tyndale Blog Network and a complimentary copy of the guide was provided to me for review.