Author: Ken Manley
Published Date: 2017
More Personal Encounters with Jesus in John’s Gospel
Do you or your church Bible study group want to engage more closely with the Jesus of the Bible? Would you like to travel further along the path of faith in a way that is true to the original scriptures and intersects with the contemporary world?
Further Along the Way is a sequel to On the Way to Faith (shortlisted for the 2014 Australian Christian Book of the Year), in which Ken Manley discussed twelve individual personal encounters with Jesus as recorded in John’s Gospel. In this second book, twelve more key encounters from John’s Gospel are presented, each one encouraging a personal meeting with Jesus Christ. Some of these stories refer to groups rather than individuals – the moneychangers in the temple, the crowd fed with loaves and fishes, the brothers of Jesus, the ‘Jews’, and believers across all ages (John 17:1-26). But there are also personal encounters, such as those with Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of Jesus, Judas, and ‘the disciple whom Jesus loved’. In each case, the meeting with Jesus was decisive and instructive.
For those seriously wishing to explore and experience the inner meaning and power of Christianity, the Gospel of John remains a key resource. In these twelve widely-commended studies-each with discussion questions for individual or group reflection-Ken Manley guides the reader to not simply be informed about Jesus but to be transformed by him.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ken R Manley is a graduate of Morling College as well as of Bristol and Oxford universities and a former principal of Whitley Colege, University of Divinity, Melbourne. Among his many publications is From Woolloomooloo to ‘Eternity’: A History of Australian Baptists (2 vols, 2006).