Monday, September 24, 2007

A journey through the Gospel of John

Over the next few weeks, I'm going to be working my way through one of the most beautiful books in the Bible, the Gospel of John. I've read through John before, but the Bible reveals new depths of meaning with each reading, and I believe John is an especially rich and rewarding book.

I'm going to be reading the Gospel of John in The Navarre Bible, which is "an edition of Sacred Scripture prepared by members of the Faculty of Theology of Navarre University, [and which] consists of the New Vulgate, the Revised Standard Version, and commentaries. The commentaries provide explanations of the doctrinal and practical meaning of the scriptural text, drawing on a rich variety of sources -- Church documents, the exegesis of Fathers and Doctors, and the works of prominent spiritual writers, particularly Blessed [now Saint] J. Escriva, who initiated the Navarre Bible project." I've heard that The Navarre Bible contains some of the best Catholic commentary on the Bible that you can find, so I'm hopeful that this reading will greatly increase my understanding of the Gospel of John and, ultimately, my understanding and love of God.

If I learn anything important, or if I have a particularly interesting (at least to me) insight, I'll be posting about it, so be sure to check back here if you're interested.


Noelani said...

Well written article.

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