The Gospel According to John
The Gospel According to John and the Johannine Letters (Volume 4)
New Collegeville Bible Commentary Series
AUTHOR: Scott M. Lewis
Written in a poetic and symbolic style, John's Gospel tells the life story of Jesus, the incarnate Word of God. It begins with his heavenly existence and his descent into the world. It follows Jesus through his public ministry of 'signs' that lead to his passion, death, resurrection, and ultimate ascent to the 'glory' of his heavenly Father. Many of Jesus' miracles and teachings in John appear in no other gospel and what is common to John and any of the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) is always told in a distinctive fashion by John. John places a special emphasis on Jesus' commandment to 'Love one another as I love you' (John 15:12).