In John 9, Jesus heals a man blind from birth. This is shocking. Even
more: This miraculous healing is a microcosm of the whole Christian
gospel. In merely seven verses of text, the contemplative Bible reader
can see the fruit of the Holy Spirit’s work, putting the infinite Word
of God into a mere handful of human words. In Christ the Lightgiver,
Clifton Stringer explores the story of the gospel from creation to the
fall, then from the incarnation to the mystery of Jesus' (and our)
Passover to eternal life.
Converge Bible Studies is a series of topical Bible studies
based on the Common English Bible. Each title in the series consists of
four studies on a common topic or theme. Converge
can be used by small groups, classes, or individuals. Primary Scripture
passages are included for ease of study, as are questions designed to
encourage both personal reflection and group conversation. The topics
and Scriptures in Converge come together to transform readers’ relationships with others, themselves, and God.