A Storyteller Looks at The Gospel of John
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In A Storyteller Looks at the Gospel of John, internationally recognized storyteller and preacher Charles Maynard looks at John’s gospel through the eyes of a storyteller. After reading Maynard’s latest book, you might find a new perspective on John’s gospel yourself.
The latest in the “Storytelling” series from Market Square Books, A Storyteller Looks at the Gospel of John, is meant for study groups and individuals. Small groups and congregations will find Maynard’s book a valuable addition to their Lenten studies. However, A Storyteller Looks at the Gospel of John is appropriate for study during any season of the Christian calendar. Each chapter includes questions intended for discussion among groups.
Charles Maynard is the author of more than 30 books in several genres, with more than 20 published historical books to his credit. In addition to being a noted storyteller and historian, Charles is a pastor at Cokesbury United Methodist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee.
What Readers are Saying About A Storyteller Looks at the Gospel of John
In this thought-provoking book, Charles Maynard describes how the author of John's Gospel helps the listener/reader to hear and see Jesus. It is appropriate that in his typically engaging style, Maynard concludes the book by doing the same with seven original, inspiring meditations.
Bishop, Holston and North Alabama Conferences of the United Methodist Church
John's Gospel has captivated seekers of truth for millennia by presenting the person of Jesus to the world through a unique combination of philosophical instruction and good old-fashioned storytelling. In A Storyteller Looks at The Gospel of John, Charles Maynard explores the Gospel of John as only a fellow master storyteller, pastor, and theologian can. Throughout these pages, you will find profound insights into the purpose of John's stories and a host of contemporary stories illuminating the truth John seeks to share. This work is a must-read for all who love a good story and seek truth!
Rev. Wil Cantrell
Concord United Methodist Church, Knoxville, Tennessee
With storytelling as a frame of reference, Charles Maynard has written a significant book on John's Gospel, wherein he conveys the Gospel's message by focusing on its rightful literary context. And he places this narrative approach in a larger interpretive toolbox, which gives access to the full scope of Biblical interpretation. So, while the book is a masterful study of John, it has implications for studying the entire Bible. It is an accessible and sound Bible study whose reader, through John's Gospel, confronts the larger Gospel message. And it comes at a time when it is desperately needed.
Dr. Sam Roberts
Professor Emeritus of Religion and Philosophy, Tennessee Wesleyan University