"This engaging and very accessible work draws the reader deeply into the Gospel of John through the trajectory of the hitherto neglected motif of worship. Carefully distinguishing three dimensions of worship (the confessional, the sacramental, and the ethical) John Paul Heil convincingly shows the motif to be so pervasive in the Gospel as to render the entire document an invitation to a life-giving worship of God in, with, and through Jesus."
Brendan Byrne, Emeritus Professor of New Testament, University of Divinity, Melbourne
"Heil's important study guides the reader through the entire text of the Gospel pointing out various aspects of 'worship'. Individuals profess faith in Jesus as an act of 'confessional' worship; symbols of water and bread allude to later 'sacramental' worship; and Jesus' self-sacrificial death models the 'ethical' worship expected of believers willing to live out the love-command. The Gospel of John: Worship for Divine Life Eternal adds a neglected approach to Johannine studies and will be valuable for scholars and pastors."
Mary Coloe, Associate Professor, Yarra Theological Union, Melbourne