Teaching and Preaching on the Gospel of John

Brant, JoAnn. John. Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2011.

Clark-Soles, Jaime. Reading John for Dear Life: A Spiritual Walk with the Fourth Gospel. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2016.

Is your group studying Reading John for Dear Life? Check out the  material that St. Luke’s UMC – Houston developed under the creative leadership of Katie Montgomery Mears. It includes videos in which Dr. Clark-Soles discusses the Book of Glory (John 13–21) at St. Luke’s, plus weekly readings, daily reflections, and group questions for group use of Reading John

Folks can also download the scripture+shared app from the Google Play or Apple App Store and find the Book of Glory study on there.

Hunt, Steven A., D. Francois Tolmie, and Ruben Zimmermann, eds. Character Studies in the Fourth Gospel: Narrative Approaches to Seventy Figures in John. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2016.

This resource covers every character in John (except the Trinity), named and unnamed—including, for instance, “the world.” The volume has several contributors (I wrote on Mary Magdalene). This is a great resource for preaching and teaching. It is now available in paperback, which makes it more affordable.

Koester, Craig. The Word of Life: A Theology of John’s Gospel. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008.

Schneiders, Sandra. Written that You May Believe: Encountering Jesus in the Fourth Gospel. Revised and Expanded Edition. New York: Crossroad Publishing, 2011.