The Gospel of John: When Love Comes to Town (Resonate Series)

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The Resonate series recovers the ancient wisdom of Scripture and helps us understand how it resonates with our complex world. The stories and insights of each book of the Bible are brought into conversation with contemporary voices of hope and lament--the cultural messages we interact with on a daily basis. The Scriptures become a meeting ground where God speaks to the pressing concerns of our day, and we are confronted in turn with a fresh experience of God's truth. In this journey through the Gospel of John, Paul Louis Metzger wrestles with the question of what happens when God, who is love, comes to town and takes up residence among us. For some this new neighbor love is welcome; for others, unusual; for still others, suspect--even dangerous. We learn from John's Gospel what it means to be called friends and lovers of God, what it means to put love to death and what it means for love to rise again in our midst and in our lives.

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"This combination of pop culture, social critique and serious evangelical theology would probably become a discordant mess in less skilled hands. But Paul Louis Metzger blends them into a highly readable harmony in this thought- and heart-provoking book." --Tom Krattenmaker, USA Today board of contributors, and author of Onward Christian Athletes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             "Here is a lively, modern mind colliding with a divine, ancient text. We know what a commentary is, and this book is not one (though it does explain and expound the text of John like conventional commentaries). We know what a sermon is, and this book is not one (though it does apply the word of God to our lives and our culture like good sermons do). Nor is it a commentary with sermons spliced in. Give up trying to fit it into existing categories. Metzger's take on John, as the initial offering in the Resonate series, is a genre-defying performance that provokes, interrogates and ponders, and invites the reader to join in the process." --Fred Sanders, associate professor of theology, Torrey Honors Institute, Biola University                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 "Paul Louis Metzger is that rare breed: a theologian who feels the pulse of culture and hears God's heartbeat in Scripture with equal insight. He's brought that considerable talent to bear on John's Gospel, and the result is a delight for those who've never read it and those who already think they have." --Steven Mitchell, communications director, Beaverton Foursquare Church                                                                                                                                                                                                                  "Thank God! A charmingly written, culturally engaged, theologically informed, and spiritually captivating book. This spiritual commentary on John's Gospel is for those who don't just want to know about the meaning of the text but who want to encounter afresh the triune God to which it bears witness. Metzger draws the readers in and opens up the text but not so that we see only the text but through the text to God - so that God speaks through the text to us. Theology for the church to the glory of God!" - Robin Parry, author of Worshipping Trinity and Lamentations (Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  "Paul Louis Metzger asks the questions that biblical scholars and contemporary readers pose concerning the Gospel of John and provides fresh, vivid explanation of the Gospel that is substantive in biblical insight and illuminating in contemporary application. Whether you're perplexed by John's Gospel or struggling to apply it to your life, this book deftly addresses both with a friendly, conversational style." --Ed Cyzewski, author of Coffeehouse Theology                                                                                                                                                                                           "Dr. Metzger is a master weaver intertwining the love story of the Scriptures with the stories of life, past and present, so that we might 'see God' and be inspired to follow him with all our heart, soul, strength and mind. He brings salient and succulent pieces of yarn from the Gospel of John, John Steinbeck, John Perkins and others, and invites us to clothe ourselves in the beauty of God's tapestry that we in turn might beckon and clothe others." --Michael Tso, M.D., director of training, His Mansion Ministries                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "We have theologians, we have cultural critics, and we have biblical exegetes, but it is difficult to find people who aim to blend the three together in a lively and faithful way. Paul Louis Metzger is such a person, and in this new series he aspires to gather folks who share these passions, aiming to make it ever more clear how the Gospel illuminates the world in which we live. This series ably attempts to keep the 'two horizons' always in view: one looking to the ancient text, and the other looking to our day in which we read and apply the text. This is no easy task, and the landmines are many. But Metzger is worth listening to as he carefully yet freshly seeks to chart a path that blends together the story of redemption and cultural engagement, all the while writing in a very accessible manner. May Metzger's book and this whole series help us all to do just that." --Kelly M. Kapic, professor of theological studies, Covenant College                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             "The Gospel of John: When Love Comes to Town, Paul Louis Metzger's excellent contribution to the Resonate series, balances historical background of John's Gospel with striking contemporary cultural references that illuminate the intent of the Gospel in vivid, fresh outline. But the true feast in the book is the way Paul unpacks and makes real the impact of Jesus' Word-in-the-flesh incarnation as it unfolds in the narrative and, correspondingly, in the life of the responsive reader. I strongly recommend this book for individual study, personal meditation and for group Bible studies." --Bill Griffin, Ph.D., assistant professor of ministry and bible, Simpson University, and assistant professor of Old Testament, A.W. Tozer Seminary                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   "Paul Louis Metzger's exposition of John's Gospel is the ideal resource for students or those who want to take a step deeper into the Gospel beyond reading the Bible itself. Easy to read, filled with popular examples, and accurate on cultural and historical detail, Metzger has offered a practical and beneficial tool for believers in the modern church." --Gary M. Burge, professor of New Testament, Wheaton College and Graduate School

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"InterVarsity Press is to be congratulated in sustaining and expanding their series of Bible commentaries (with biblical theology as their consistent purpose) with this new venture, Resonate. Paul Louis Metzger, the series editor, here 'vibrates' a thematic approach with contemporary culture to effectively open 'the strange world' of John's profound Gospel to the modern reader, whether already versed in Scripture or not. Metzger's able scholarship and passionate evangelism conjoin to reach both the heart and mind of the reader. Controlled by the trinitarian mystery of God, this unique genre offers a reliable yet stimulating introduction to John's Gospel." --James M. Houston, founding principal and Emeritus Professor of Spiritual Theology, Regent College
"Paul Louis Metzger is one of the most important biblical voices in our time. Here he guides us through one of the most significant texts of all time. And it's really readable to boot. What's not to like?" --Alan Hirsch
"By taking seriously distinct voices from contemporary culture and bringing them into conversation with John's Gospel, Paul Louis Metzger succeeds where so many fail, achieving relevance without sacrificing intellectual responsibility, and accessibility without sacrificing academic depth. Like all good conversations, this one brings new depth to our knowledge of the other: not only does John cast its light on the needs of today's world, but fresh insights into the Fourth Gospel are gleaned as it is read in the context of contemporary culture." --Grant MacAskill, lecturer in New Testament, University of St. Andrews School of Divinity
"We have plenty of wonderful academic commentaries out there, and they are extremely needed. But Resonate is showing the raw, honest, wrestling, joyful, struggling, questioning, helpful ways that biblical truths move from the ancient text into the reality of our day-to-day living in the culture that we're in." --Dan Kimball, founding pastor, Vintage Faith

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