Windows to the Word

by Rhonda K. Kindig



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/4/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781973663645
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781973663652

About the Book

Have you ever noticed that particular images, such as “bread” or “breath” seem to recur throughout the Bible? The more you read the Bible, the more you hear these echoes.

Windows to the Word explores seven Biblical metaphors, based on the “I am the . . .” sayings in John’s Gospel : I am the bread of life. I am the light of the world. I am the gate for the sheep. I am the good shepherd. I am the resurrection and the life. I am the way, the truth, and the life. I am the vine.

When compared to the full scope of scripture, we find that these metaphors have long been used to explain the mystery of the Divine. Windows to the Word will provide structure and insights to these symbols to give you fresh perspective for your own understanding of the Divine. Two additional essays explore the great marriage metaphor that also pervades the Bible and the possibility that John’s Gospel was an early catechism, or teaching text, for Followers of the Way.

About the Author

Rhonda K. Kindig, an experienced educator and scholar, shares popular Bible Study topics from the classes she leads at an historic Episcopal Church in the mountains of southwest Virginia. She has also written Found in Translation, Volumes 1 & 2, which reflect upon Biblical passages through the lens of Greek and Hebrew word translation choices.