The Eagle
Don't Despair Passages in the Gospel of John
Ron Lavin

Price: $13.95

ISBN: 0788025554
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Pages: 142
It's a lovely thought that through one's congregation we can gain, and also give to each other, help in times of despair. Paul wrote to his Thessalonian Christians: "Therefore encourage one another テ encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing" (1 Thessalonians 4:18; 5:11). Ron Lavin illustrates this principle elegantly in the following chapters as he examines the passages in John's gospel concerning the admonition not to despair.

John quotes Jesus as saying to his disciples reassuring words such as, "Do not let your hearts be troubledテ." Lavin covers the rest John has to say on the subject very well. Do not despair and do read on.

Jerry L. Schmalenberger

President, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (Retired)

Berkeley, California
The Bible contains some of the most comforting, reassuring words in history. Many of these timeless passages can be found in a single book: the gospel of John. Ron Lavin begins his series on the gospels by exploring John's words of encouragement and how they still speak to us through the ages. The Eagle can be utilized in a Bible study or support group setting. It can also be used simply as a lifeline for people who need a ray of light to shine in their own personal darkness, carrying them on eagles' wings to the light of God's presence.
Ron Lavin is the award-winning author of over 25 books, including Witness, Turning Griping Into Gratitude, and the popular Another Look series. The former Pastor-Director of Evangelical Outreach for the Lutheran Church in America, Lavin also served as the pastor of five thriving congregations that grew substantially under his leadership. He is a popular speaker and church consultant on evangelism and small groups.