From Faith to Faith

From Faith to Faith


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A most unlikely hero, the man born blind in John 9 champions Jesus' cause and triumphs against overwhelming odds. Single-handedly he disputes with the Pharisees and the Jews, first as Jesus' witness and then as his surrogate disputant. Throughout the process the man navigates much like the proverbial blindfolded player in the children's game Blindman's Bluff by which he deepens in spiritual perception into Jesus' true identity. Set in the dramatic backdrop of a two-party juridical controversy between Jesus and his Jewish accusers, the man's journey to full faith lights the often treacherous path for us modern readers to traverse as our vision of Jesus clarifies. This story offers us hope that no one is too blind to be ennobled and reveal God working in our lives.

""[Soo Hoo] feels very comfortable with the biblical world and the contemporary world. He handles the biblical narrative from academic to popular, theory to practice, and ancient world to real life with ease. He blended them so well that you wonder where it begins or ends. That's the sign of a mature writer. I hope you will be inspired and encouraged by the reading of this book.""
--Albert Ting
Singapore Bible College

""An enlightening work that collides the academic and pastoral worlds in a creative and refreshing way, as Dr. Soo Hoo takes the reader on a journey of spiritual formation through the eyes of the blind man and the words of Jesus as penned in the ancient Gospel of John, chapters 9-10.""
--D. Scott Barfoot
Director, Doctor of Ministry Studies
Dallas Theological Seminary

About the Contributor(s):
Gilbert Soo Hoo is Assistant Professor of New Testament at Singapore Bible College. He is the author of The Pedagogy of the Johannine Jesus (2009).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498260855
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 02/10/2012
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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