Called to follow : journeys in John's Gospel
In John's Gospel Jesus enters as an adult and issues an invitation: "Follow me." Those who accept the call find themselves on the journey of a lifetime. Disciples complain about not knowing the destination; they fret about finding the way. But place and path come together in a person, who identifies himself in a series of sayings distinctive to this gospel. Over time and in community, disciples take on the identity of the one whom they follow. "I AM" becomes "YOU ARE." Called to Follow examines the gospel's argument for discipleship by exploring how an attention to time, vivid encounters, probing questions, matters of identity, and practices sustain the journey and keep fellow travelers on track.
Stortz, Martha E., "Called to follow : journeys in John's Gospel" (2017). Faculty Bookshelf. 44.