Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 RELATED TITLES UNIQUE SELLING POINTS 978-0-8254-4408-1 • $15.99 Paperback • 5.5 x 8.5 • 256 pages Christian Life / General Kregel Publications • Rights: World February 27, 2017 “You will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.” —John 1:51 (HCSB) When the gospel of John was written, the world was in turmoil. Jerusalem was collapsing, the empire was eroding, and the church was fighting for its life. The early believers needed a theology to strengthen their souls and steady their nerves—a theology found in this often enigmatic gospel. In our similar times of turbulence, we too need to know that the abundant life under the opened heaven John describes is not just conceivable— it’s a promise. John  E. Johnson is determined to reveal the relevance of John’s gospel to today’s Christian. To do so, he explores various conversations found in its pages and applies them to our modern world. Jesus converses with family, answers the questions of reli- gious leaders, and steps into dialogue with people whose names we never know but whose struggles we can relate to. They aren’t always straightforward chats, Johnson readily admits. Yet that is what makes them so beautifully applicable to the messiness of life. For readers tired of living confined lives, frustrated by failure, or starving in the midst of plenty, the conversations in John tell them life doesn’t have to stay small. There is a whole new world made possible under God’s open heaven. John E. Johnson is associate professor of pastoral theology at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and lead pastor of Village Baptist Church in Beaverton, Oregon. He has previously held posts at other churches, including Trinity International Church in The Hague, Netherlands. Johnson has published articles in Bibliotheca Sacra and Trinity Journal. To learn more, visit his blog at | 3 | CHRISTIAN LIVING ISBN 978-0-8254-4408-1 9 7 8 0 8 2 5 4 4 4 0 8 1 Under an Open Heaven A New Way of Life Revealed in John’s Gospel John E. Johnson Still Restless 978-0-8254-4390-9 • $14.99 Hearing God in Conversation 978-0-8254-4424-1 • $14.99 •  Relevant to contemporary culture •  Presents a very different Jesus than American culture’s creation • Substantial, but not academic