The Gospel of John has fascinated readers for centuries. Fully in accord with the other three gospels, it nevertheless grips the imagination from it's opening words, rooting the story of our Saviour in eternity with the words which also open Genesis: In the beginning… As the author says, ";Like no other book of the Bible, the Fourth Gospel contains the entire message of God's Word in microcosm. It takes us from eternity to eternity and shows the centrality of Jesus Christ to our lives, to human history and to the meaning of the cosmos itself. For that reason, it must be at the very core of the preaching and evangelistic ministry of the Christian church. People need to hear and understand the message of the cross as expounded in John."