Changes are coming – big changes. Over the last couple of years we have been working on an interactive audio ebook entitled “Who is Jesus?”. It is almost ready! Don’t touch that dial. Over the next few days I’ll try to answer a few questions you may have, questions like, “What’s an ebook?” and “Who is ‘we?'” Or, “How will I use it?” and “What’s it going to cost?” The last one is easy – the book will be free. But let’s start with a more basic question: “Who cares?” “So what?”
The last line in the Gospel of John says this:
“Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.” (John 21:25)
What’s so great about yet another book – even an “ebook” – about Jesus? Let me show you a picture I recently found amidst some family junk:
I had no idea who this picture was, until I spotted the names written on it. It’s a picture of my grandparents! But they were doing something very uncharacteristic. In my memory, my Grandma and Grampa Andy were rather reserved and formal. But here they are, horsing around like young lovers. As I looked at this picture, it occurred to me that whoever took this picture probably knew some things about my grandfather that never got mentioned at family gatherings. It would have been fun to sit down with that guy and have him tell me who my grandfather really was, what he was really like. Friends frequently have a better understanding of someone’s character and personality than teachers, bosses, colleagues or even family members. Friends know things…
John the Apostle knew Jesus as a friend. His Gospel account of Jesus reads very differently from the others in the Bible. I think that was partly because he wrote it as a friend. If you want to know more about Jesus, you can’t do any better than listen to what John had to say. And that is what this ebook will be all about: Who does John say Jesus is?
How do you get a copy? Don’t touch that dial; we’ll get all the details worked out and let you know.