Parable of Joy: Reflections on the Wisdom of the Book of John

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The apostle John tells you exactly why he wrote his gospel: ""These have been written that you...may have life in His name"" (John 20:31). Now, songwriter and author Michael Card brings you fresh insights and a deeper understanding of John's personal account of Jesus' ministry. With his own comfortable style and well-thought-out perspective, Michael brings new life to this ancient text to help you appreciate more of Jesus' life and His life in you.

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“What Michael has done with his music, he now does with his pen. What you’ve loved in his writings—you’ll find on these pages. You’ll hear the same passion and sense the same skill. And most of all—you’ll see the same Savior.”    – Max Lucado

“In The Parable of Joy you uniquely meet Christ at the level of intimacy He intends. You will never read John’s gospel more richly.”    – Larry Crabb

“The gospel of John has a way of bringing out the best in us—evoking reflection and prayer, obedience and belief from depths within us that we hardly knew were there. And it has done it yet again in Michael Card. His lived responsiveness to St. John is marked by winsomeness, lyricism, and joy, inviting us into this sacred text.”    – Eugene Peterson

In his gospel, John the apostle gives eyewitness details that help us “be there” with Jesus. Now, Michael Card, with his unique blend of artistry and biblical knowledge, introduces you to the apostle and his gospel in a fresh new way—including his own translation of the gospel from the original Greek text.

Michael’s imagination, always grounded in solid biblical scholarship, makes John’s stories of Jesus and the disciples come to life. Read them as you never have before, and you’ll understand clearly, perhaps for the first time, why John’s discipleship and close friendship with Jesus enable him to tell us details about Christ as no one else could.

About the Author:

Michael Card has recorded over 20 albums, authored or co-authored over 14 books, hosted two radio programs, and written for a wide range of magazines. While he has penned such favorite songs as ""El Shaddai"" and ""Emmanuel,"" sold over 4 million albums, written over nineteen #1 hits, and hosted television's Day of Discovery, the popularity of his work seems a stark contrast to his goal in lifeto simply, and quietly teach the Bible. ""The one thing we strive to achieve is to reach people where they are,"" explains Michael. ""Someone who is impacted by music may not be affected by reading a book, someone who loves reading might not care about talk radio, but by providing all of these things, whether it's my work or the work of someone else, there's a greater chance of reaching more people, who in turn will reach out to others in their own community.

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