A Review of The Gospel of Saint John (New Testament Collection) (Volume 4) by Michael Gore
The Gospel of Saint John is one of the four canonical gospels in the New Testament that narrates the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is also known for its distinctive theological and literary features, such as the prologue that identifies Jesus as the Word of God, the use of signs and discourses to reveal his identity and mission, and the emphasis on love and eternal life.
In this book, Michael Gore presents a translation of the Gospel of Saint John using only 1,000 basic English words. He aims to make the gospel accessible and understandable to readers who have limited education or English proficiency. He also provides an introduction and a summary for each chapter, as well as some notes and questions for reflection.
This book is part of the New Testament Collection series, which offers translations of the books of the New Testament using simple English words. The series is based on the work of Samuel Henry Hooke, who developed the Basic English system in the 1930s. The series also includes commentaries by Michael Gore that explain the historical and cultural context of the biblical texts.
The Gospel of Saint John (New Testament Collection) (Volume 4) is a useful resource for anyone who wants to read and study the gospel in a simple and clear language. It can also serve as a tool for evangelism and outreach to people who are not familiar with the Christian faith or the Bible.
The Gospel of Saint John is also rich in spiritual insights and teachings that can inspire and challenge Christians today. For example, in John 3:5, Jesus says, \"Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.\" This verse shows the necessity of baptism and the Holy Spirit for salvation and new life in Christ.
In John 4:24, Jesus says, \"God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.\" This verse reveals the nature of God and the proper way of worshiping him. God is not confined to a physical location or a human form, but he is present everywhere and seeks those who worship him sincerely and honestly.
In John 20:29, Jesus says to Thomas, \"Have you believed because you have seen me Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.\" This verse encourages faith and trust in Jesus even when we do not see him physically. It also promises a blessing for those who believe in him based on his word and his works.
The Gospel of Saint John also shows the love and compassion of Jesus for his followers and for the world. For example, in John 13:1, it says, \"Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.\" This verse shows how Jesus loved his disciples until the very end of his earthly life and how he prepared them for his departure.
In John 15:13-15, Jesus says, \"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down oneâs life for oneâs friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his masterâs business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.\" This verse shows how Jesus laid down his life for his friends and how he shared everything with them. He also elevated them from being servants to being friends.
In John 16:22-24, Jesus says, \"So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.\" This verse shows how Jesus comforted his disciples with the promise of his resurrection and his presence with them through the Holy Spirit. He also assured them of his intercession and his provision for their needs. aa16f39245