This book gives you a personal view of how John may have been. It's compelling reading and makes you want to read the books of John in the bible so you can gain a greater understanding and insight. It makes John more human and yet gives the saintly a new quality. It has discussion questions, etc. in the back so it would be good for a bible study class.
An interesting take on the Apostle John's last days on the earth. The fictionalized version of his reason for writing his gospel account and how Revelation came about was interesting. But the writing itself left much to be desired; a typical Christian novel - great story idea that flat-lined in character development and plot!
This is a wonderfully written novel, by Tim LaHaye. He takes literary efforts tobring us a story of how John's life could have been, the last discipple of Jesus Christ, finished out his days. The story begins with John imprisoned and after being boiled in oil and surviving, the story takes you through his life as a teacher. He mentors and keeps the church going while preaching to others of the time.
The story takes place around 95 A.D. which places John in his 90's. I highly recommend this series, known as the Jesus Chronicles, which is a series of four books.
A fascinating version of the book of John. Reading this in the author's (John) perspective helped me commit the content of the actual events to memory. The details added by LaHaye and Jenkins made it come to life - imagining John an old man, in detail, frail, tired but finding renewed strength when God gave him a task made it even more relatable.
A walk with John should be then name, was very fulfiling