This popular and helpful book was first published in 1975 and was reprinted just three years later. A revised second edition was brought out in 1987 and this current edition has been revised especially for eBook format.
Over the years it has had some excellent reviews, including the following:
“This work takes the student through the Gospel with questions and answers and exercises as well as comments by the author. A useful way of getting to know the Gospel of John.”
(Reviewed by Dr. F. Tatford, Prophetic Witness, GB)
“This most useful volume has been re-issued because it was thought desirable that it should be based on the New International Version. It is pointed out that the book is not intended to be an exhaustive commentary on the fourth Gospel, but was written primarily for teenagers. As such it is wholly admirable and should be eagerly sought after. The treatment consists very largely of questions and answers. It is the first time we have seen the Gospel of John presented in this way. This means that it will be equally welcome to those who can no longer claim to be teenagers, but who are devoted to the Lord Jesus, and the Gospel which reveals Him in all His glory. This is an ideal present.”
(Reviewed by Marcus Beverly in The Christian Herald, GB)
“Michael Penny has produced a Manual on the Gospel of John in a revised edition to coincide with the NIV. It is a very workable manual produced with teenagers for teenagers. The wealth of material is clearly presented. It’s ideal for the person wanting to come to grips with the gospel.”
(Reviewed by Bob Moffatt, Buzz, GB)
“When I first received a copy of Michael Penny’s excellent work, I was at a loss as to how to use comment on it. But I have been able to experience it by using it with house groups. The Manual was produced with the aid of a number of younger people, and is designed for young people. However, I found in my own group, it is really ideal for any age range from teenagers upwards. If you are stuck for ideas with your Youth Fellowship, try the Manual.
(Reviewed by Eric Thorn, The Connexion, GB)