The Beloved Disciple Following John to the Heart of Jesus
by Beth Moore.
This has seemed to take me forever to read! It is large print and a little over 600 pages. I did enjoy this book though which focuses on the apostle John from his calling as a fisherman to the last days of his life. My favorite part was reading each chapter about the seven different churches written about in Revelation. She pointed out the Identification, Commendation, Rebuke, Exhortation, and Encouragement given to each of the churches. (Not all seven churches have one for each of these.) This was very interesting to learn a little bit of history and facts about these places and make applications to our lives. For example, in Revelation 2:4 it says, "Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love." The point made by Beth regarding this really spoke to me: "If God's absolute priority for all followers of Christ is love--for Him first and others second--the the absence of such love is sin."