Signs to Life: Reading and Responding to John’s Gospel, Kendra Haloviak Valentine, Signs Publishing Company, Victoria, Australia, 2013, 151 pages, US$14.99. Reviewed by Stephen Chavez, coordinating editor, Adventist Review.

Rare is the theologian who can effectively communicate the rich treasures of the Bible in language simple enough for everyone to understand. Never mind that the New Testament was originally written in common Greek—too many scholars seem so determined to demonstrate their “scholarliness” that readers are often left to muddle hip-deep in language and concepts they can barely understand.

Such is not the case with Kendra Haloviak Valentine’s book Signs to Life: Reading and Responding to John’s Gospel. Valentine, an associate professor and chair of the H.M.S. Richards Divinity School at La Sierra University, is a theologian, a preacher, and, it turns out,... »
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