Seven chapters on each of the ‘I am’ sayings of our Lord Jesus Christ from John’s gospel. Here is the one who ‘Before Abraham was, I am’; seemingly, grammatically incorrect, yet confronting us with enormous truths about who Jesus is. Here is a reminder of how God revealed himself to Moses in Exodus 3:14 – and Jesus applies that to himself! The author says ‘these seven sayings are full and deep and rich with meaning and significance’.
In the foreword, Geoff Thomas says, ‘There is none like Christ. None at all! None other is God and man, two natures in one person. None other has the love, grace and heart of Jehovah Jesus. The sight of him is so breath-taking that we turn aside at an opportunity that a glimpse of him affords. We cease looking at the most precious things in the universe to gaze and gaze at him. We know little of him, miserably little. It is our duty and privilege to behold him, and it is the duty and privilege of each of his preachers to show him to us. Sirs, we plead with them, we would see Jesus. Let us contemplate Christ, and let his servants magnify him before us.
‘So in these studies Dr. Iain D. Campbell does this, making Christ omni-attractive as he sets him out through our Lord’s self disclosure, in a series of extraordinary claims Jesus made, to be pre-existent, the only way to God, the food and the vine of heaven, the good shepherd, the resurrection and the life. Those are words of a megalomaniac if they are not the words of the incarnate God’.
Iain D Campbell, is a native of the Isle of Lewis in North West Scotland, where he is currently pastor of the Free Church of Scotland congregation in Point. He is also Adjunct Professor of Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary, and enjoys reading history and studying theology, and have been blogging mainly about the Christian faith, but about other subjects too.