Endorsements & Reviews-
Excerpt from the foreword: "Now in this commentary he [Bennema] takes us through the gospel in a way that is scholarly but not technical, bringing out the original author's meaning, but also reflecting on its relevance. The gospel is simple, but profound, and the commentary is similar--easy to follow, but full of insight."
- David Wenham, Trinity College, Bristol, UK
"This is a fresh and helpful look at the Gospel of John. Dr. Bennema treats the biblical text with respect and yet is not afraid to suggest that in certain passages in the Gospel, it is very likely that the right interpretation is not the conventional. Besides, his concern to help his readers understand the text contextually is reflected right through the commentary. This work can be warmly recommended to all those who read the Word so that they might gladly submit to its authority."
-- Brian C. Wintle
Regional Secretary India, Asia Theological Association
"Bennema's book presents us with a rare mix. On the one hand, one finds a thorough exegetical and theological engagement with the issues in the text...On the other hand, Bennema continues to challenge his readers in 'Reflection' sections, containing implications and possible applications of the text for today. Issues like poverty, AIDS, and postmodernism are raised in the light of the Johannine message...Excavating John's Gospel comes with all the tools that you need to dig up the Johannine soil and make it fruitful for your life and for the world around you. I commend it for its breadth, depth and relevance."
--Volker Rabens, Theological Seminary Adelshofen, Germany