This Pillar commentary seeks to clearly explain the meaning of John’s letters to teachers, pastors, and general readers looking for a reliable resource for personal study. Colin Kruse introduces the important issues involved in interpreting the Johannine letters, gives verse-by-verse comments, and provides extensive discussion of John’s major theological themes, including the real humanity of Christ, atonement, the role of the Spirit, Christian assurance, the meaning of koinonia, Christian love, and eternal life.
"In several discerning books, Colin Kruse has displayed an enviable ability to assimilate complex debates and evenhandedly evaluate them, always taking people back to the text. These skills are on display in this commentary. The Letters of John, superficially simple, are in reality a minefield of complexities that have generated difficult debates among Christians who have studied them. Dr. Kruse is sure-footed and reasoned, clear and remarkably concise without being simplistic or condescending. His use of both primary and secondary sources is always pertinent and restrained, and he never lets the reader lose sight of the text he is studying. I hope Dr. Kruse's commentary achieves the wide circulation it deserves."
- D. A. CARSON (PNTC Series Editor)