The Gospel according to St. John is, without a doubt, the most unique of the Four Gospel accounts of the life of Jesus Christ. Replete with the famous “I AM sayings” of Jesus (e.g.: “I am the Bread of Life;” “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life;” “I am the Living Water,” etc), this Gospel is also more mysterious in tone than those of St. Matthew, St. Mark, and St. Luke, or those which are known as the ‘synoptic Gospels.’
St. John provides a deeply theological account of Christ’s life, choosing to focus on His humanity, but ever emphasizing His divinity and filial communion with God the Father. From his Prologue wherein we read of the ‘Logos,’ or the ‘eternal Word’ made flesh in replace of a traditional telling of Jesus’ nativity to the noticeable lack of Parables, St. John’s Gospel is rich in opportunities for spiritual contemplation, and thus, growth.
Within this work, readers will find themselves able to read the entirety of St. John’s Gospel in only 21 days along with guided meditations and the opportunity to add your own meditations in writing as you slowly and prayerfully move “Beyond I Am” into the deeper richness of this Holy Gospel.