Here is the problem: we always expect liberal scholars to look at the Scriptures as a book of myths and the Lord himself as "just a good teacher." They have now taken the gospel of John and accused that apostle of not only moving events around in the life of Jesus, but completely making them up and even putting words into Jesus' mouth that he never said. Supposedly, John did not write exactly what happened; instead, he wrote made-up events that explain Jesus and his theology. He never really said, "I am the way, the truth and the life," but he became that to his followers, so John put it down as spoken words. Perhaps the worst part of this, is that even evangelical (conservative) scholars are going along with it. It has become a sign of idiocy in the Bible scholar world, evidently, to accept John's gospel as "historical reportage" (truth).
Dr. McGrew uses her skills as an analytical logician to completely pull apart their pathetic (it really is) reasoning. And I mean completely. She leaves no stone unturned, to be trite about it, even to the point of, well, tedium occasionally. (She uses the word herself.) Because of all her painstaking work, we can know that the Apostle John is writing through "the eyes of the beholder," not making things up. And to deny her conclusions after her obvious undoing of them, tells tales on the hearts of those who still refuse it, who obviously have their minds made up despite the facts and despite their lame logic.
She also includes an appendix that settles in my mind that John the apostle, the Lord's cousin, the Beloved Disciple (and you would be surprised what the liberal thinkers do with those terms) wrote the fourth Gospel.
Yes, it's worth your time, along with anything else Lydia McGrew has written.
The Eye of the Beholder is published by DeWard Publishing Co.