A Biography of John the Baptist: The Voice of One Crying in the Wilderness from the series Servants of God in the Bible by Robert Alan King is a book with over 6,000 words. Isaiah prophesied about John the Baptist over 700 years before he was born. John was sent by God on one of the most important missions ever for a human being. His task was to prepare Israel for the coming of the Christ by stirring them up to a state or repentance and then bearing witness to them about the identity of the Son of God. Filled with the Holy Spirit while still a babe in the womb, John the Baptist rejected the comforts and temptations of the world in order to follow God's will.
King explores some of the major events in John the Baptist's life and mission, taking a look at his birth, ministry and death. He also examines the different accounts describing his baptism of Jesus and discusses all the details of exactly what happened. In addition, he will clear up any confusion about John's relevance to Elijah and what all of that means. Then he will take a brief but in-depth look at John's overall personality so that we can better understand him. Though this book will help the reader learn more about John the Baptist, it will also provide thoughtful insights for the heart and mind to ponder. Robert Alan King is an ordained minister through Calvary Chapel.