Beginning with John’s Gospel
The Introduction to John’s Gospel Simply Explained
In her book, Beginning with John’s Gospel, Susan Harding writes for younger readers using the opening verses of the Gospel of John, chapter one. From this, she explain who Jesus is and why He came into our world. Explaining each phrase of John’s marvelous description of Jesus, she also shows how everything said in John 1 is perfectly illustrated later in his life and ministry.
Mrs. Harding explains every phrase of the first 18 verses of chapter one of the Gospel of John. But she beautifully ties that pivotal, opening section to the rest of his book. It gives every reader, even adults, a better grasp of how the Gospel of John.
Just like the Gospel of John itself, this attractively illustrated book is designed to point the way to Jesus as Savior and Lord. Color illustrations on every page.
Recommended age level:
Read to me: ages 6-8
Read on my own: Ages 9-12
About the Author
Susan Harding (1943-2006) is also author of the children’s books Tell Me About God, and Grow in Wisdom.
She was born in London and educated there and in Aberystwyth. She and John Harding were married at Grove Chapel, Camberwell, in 1967.
Susan was always an able student and writer. Her doctoral thesis on the growth of Protestantism in Norfolk is a masterpiece. But she focused on her primary calling, aiding her husband and raising their five sons.
Moving to Scotland and the Free Church of Scotland in 1975, the Hardings served the Shettleston congregation in the East End of Glasgow until 2002 and were much loved by the people in that struggling cause. The books Mrs Harding wrote in the 1980s found their way into French, German, Dutch and Tamil.
The family moved to Kent in later years and this brought Susan new opportunities, but it was with the onset of cancer that her life and witness came to its brightest fruition. ‘I am in Beulah land,’ she said, lying immobile on a bed of suffering. Her radiant faith lifted the burdens of many and, in the words of her eldest son, ‘energized them with joy’.