Conversations on the Road to Emmaus: Jesus in the Old Testament
by Dr. John Mannion
Genres: Bible Study & Devotionals, Biblical Fiction, Fiction, Historical
Conversations on the Road to Emmaus depicts an incredible journey. Jesus walked and talked with two disciples on the Road to Emmaus after He was resurrected from the dead. It is quite intriguing to propose what Jesus said about Himself on that incredible day while on that incredible journey. It is not only intriguing but it is also something—via interpretation of the Old Testament—that is not simply a guess with respect to what was actually talked about. Jesus is referencing the Old Testament. The Word is explaining the Word.
Conversations on the Road to Emmaus is a “novel” (method of writing) combined with a “bible commentary” (content of writing). Thus, this “non-fiction novel” comes with conversation along with biblical interpretation, explanation, and referencing. Herein lies the unique nature of this book. It very much reads like a novel, informal and engaging in that sense. At the same time, it fills the reader with the fruit of a detailed Bible commentary. This unique non-fiction novel, then, is both enjoyable and enlightening to read. So, let us walk together as we listen in on Conversations on the Road to Emmaus.
John has spent most of his life teaching the Bible. He has taught at all levels academically including middle school, high school, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. He has served on numerous college faculties including Oral Roberts University, Geneva College, Tidewater Bible College, and Bethel College. As an international Bible teacher, John has ministered on five continents in over twenty countries. He is the author of MOTMOT (a 2000 page series of teaching curriculum designed to equip Bible teachers, consisting of forty-nine courses, covering six major areas of study, totaling 700 hours of teaching material, available in ten languages, and used domestically and internationally). His ministry has also included the founding of multiple Bible institutes as well as a missions organization, the planting of churches, and a variety of pastoral roles in the local church. John’s greatest blessing is his wife Audrey and their six children and their families. His most loved hobby is anything to do with the “beautiful game,” the game of soccer. John played Division I soccer at the University of Delaware in the early 1980s. He still plays, although at a much slower pace, in his over fifty-five league in Media, Pennsylvania where he also coaches at a variety of levels most notably being awarded multiple times with the Coach of the Year award for his work with his Varsity High School team. John loves to have fun and, as one of his grandchildren says, joke around. This, perhaps, still goes back to his days as an improvisational comedian in the network television comedy troupe, the L.A. Connection! Dr. Mannion currently serves as Senior Associate Pastor of True North Church and President of True North Leadership College. He holds the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree from Reformed Theological Seminary. His most recently published work is the devotional Nuggets of Truth: A Bible Student’s Devotional and a Bible Teacher’s Resource Handbook.