Jim tagged me for “Favorite book of the Bible” meme (note how I cut a preposition) and gave me something to ponder at the same time here http://lordibelievehelpmyunbelief.blogspot.com/2008/05/meme-and-dilemma.html .
The meme started here http://www.subversiveinfluence.com/wordpress/?p=1610 .
Hope I’m doing that right and can now go on to defend my choice.
I have to mention runner-up is Revelations just for the imagery.
But John took the prize because everything needed to reveal and then start a relationship with the Holy Trinity – salvation through Jesus Christ, a walking relationship with God the Father and empowerment through the “helper,” the Holy Spirit – is laid out.
The metaphors are fantastic – Jesus the Shepherd, the vine, living water. Teaching stories abound.
As Jim said, Jesus appears personable and powerful. Witness his sadness at his friend Lazarus’ death even as he knows God will use the event to reveal Jesus as God’s son.
Don’t have much more to add than that other than the love shown through the gospel.
and I would tag my son but his blog isn’t at the address he said it was. Soon as I find it, I might post it. Still thinking that one over.