John's Story

The Last Eyewitness
Narrated by: Roberston Dean
Series: The Jesus Chronicles, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
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The year is A.D. 95, and John, the one whom Jesus called "beloved", is the last of the 12 apostles still alive. Now nearing 90, John is still committed to spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. When a renegade begins misleading the masses with dangerous, heretical teachings, John is called by God to write a gospel to show that Jesus was, in fact, the Son of God.

Recalling his time with Jesus, John brings to life the miracles and messages of the Man who would change the course of history. And as John recounts the miracles the Messiah performed during His transformative time on earth, we too are transported to those glorious events.

John experiences persecution, betrayal, torture, and exile, but never falters in his belief or commitment. John's Story is a thrilling account of the life of the man who came to fulfill the prophecies of the Old Testament and to save all of humankind, and of the disciple who was the last eyewitness to Jesus' glory.

John's Story brings to life the most important events in human history and also includes the very words that John wrote, words that continue to bring followers to Jesus every day.

©2006 LaHaye Publishing Group, LLC, and the Jerry B. Jenkins Trust (P)2006 Peguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., and Books on Tape. All rights reserved

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Good listen but lacking

If you are trying to figure out if you should download this book, do so. It is interesting and worth a listen, although it is not the same "drats I have finished my commute and I'm in the middle of a chapter" feel as some of the Left Behind series. It is largely a retelling of the Gospel of John word-for-word. There are some parts that offer an insight as to what it may have been like for John, but there are clearly areas where they could have gone further into the historical fiction realm with character development.

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Comes to Life !!!

I am still listening to this book, but to be hearing how the Bible or the Gospels of John came about is Awesome!!!! I feel as if I am there in history living out John's life with Jesus !!

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The Bible at it's Best

What did you love best about John's Story?

Want to know what the books of the bible are about? These books are in story form....theme, characters, settings. I've tried to read the Bible a hundred times. With stories like this, I can read/listen to the Bible and fully understand each book. What did I love best about John's Story? It's the first of many that I will read.

What was one of the most memorable moments of John's Story?

When I found out that Saul became John, at Jesus' saying it was so.

What about Roberston Dean’s performance did you like?

Excellent.

If you could rename John's Story, what would you call it?

I wouldn't.

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A little depressing

I felt this book depicts John as defeated, full of the fear of dying. I know they're trying to be realistic but making John in such a depressing state, while proclaiming one of the most incredible truths. I understand there was a battle and that he was old, but it makes you wonder if this is the victorious life that John wrote of. This is the victory that overcomes the world? I think John should have been placed a little bit more apostolic such as Paul. The other details such as his companions and his enemies were good. But when you have no true basis to make John a defeated character, it's almost like defamation of character.

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Bravo bravo bravo

So enjoyed this book in audio form especially as I could just picture John writing and talking with his protégés. I had many moments of weeping. Highly recommend you take a listen and come away changed. The last few hours of the book is actually readings from the books John wrote in the NT. Just absolutely wonderful

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This was so cool! Totally loved it.

Was exactly what I have been want. Great story, history. Wish there were more of these! I didn’t even know there was such a book! Should be a movie. I saw it in my head.

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Disappointed

Struggled to get past the first chapter, I did not like that John seem to always be angry. I do not see John in the Bible as an angry man but a man of compassion and love.

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great book

I thoroughly enjoyed it, the narrator did a great job of reading the book. the only thing I don't understand is they did Matthew Mark and John and there is no Luke. Tim lahaye wrote the book but all the people didn't do the book

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Highly recommend this audio book!!!

This audio book brings John's writings to life. I loved it!!! I already enjoy the past collaborations of these two writers but when you add them to the already inspired words of the Apostle John you get a faith based home run.

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I would give it six stars if possible...

It is an incredible journey through the Gospel of John. The historical fiction aspect is well generated to give the reader a true glimpse of what it would be like to be in the presence of Jesus. The dialogue is believable and the authors did a superb job of adding accurate historical evidence to support the text. If there was a sixth star, this book would deserve it.

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  • 09-17-19

Over dramatic and populist

Lacks any sense of spirituality in its over dramatic populist style. Stay with the Bible and dump this in the metaphorical trash can for wasted literary efforts.