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Becoming the Beloved Disciple of John's Gospel

  • Internationally known author and speaker
  • St. Anthony Retreat Center, Marathon, WI
12 Lectures (5 CDs) Including Electronic Study Guide




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This series may change your life.

Capuchin Fr. Dan Crosby, master retreat leader, invites you to look anew at Jesus’ call to discipleship, and at what that call means for us in our lives.  Enjoy these talks in your car or home, and gain fresh insight into scripture and the Christian life.

As we know, the author of John’s Gospel constantly invites us to unearth new layers of meaning in nearly everything he writes about. Thus, Scripture scholars believe the Beloved Disciple was deliberately un-named, so that all disciples encountering these passages could find themselves within them and embrace full discipleship as totally and eagerly as did this early follower of Jesus.

Through 12 lectures, Dan Crosby will examine all the passages in John referring to the Beloved Disciple. Discover, with Fr. Dan, the richness they contain for a deeper embrace of Jesus’ love, and for living out that love within our own Christian community - just as the original Beloved Disciple did so faithfully in his community.

Let Fr. Dan Crosby lead you to fully embrace your call to discipleship.

This series is a highly recommended staff favorite.


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Your Free Electronic Study Guide! When you order this course, we will send you a free electronic study guide that you can access in 3 convenient ways:

1) You can check your order confirmation email. It will include a link that enables you to download your guide.
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3) Your case of CDs or DVDs will contain a copy of your electronic guide on CD. Simply insert this disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive to access your guide.

About Your Presenter

Fr. Crosby is a member of the vibrant Capuchin Franciscan community at Saint Bonaventure Monastery in Detroit, Michigan. Previously, he served for fifteen years as the Director of the St. Anthony Retreat Center in Marathon, Wisconsin. After his ordination in 1964, he did post-graduate work at St. Paul's University in Ottawa and earned a licentiate in theology as well as a Masters in Theology. Fr. Crosby spent three more years of post-graduate work at the Institute of Formative Spirituality at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where he earned another Masters in Religion and Personality. For ten years, he taught theology and spirituality in Indiana and Wisconsin and spent eighteen years ministering to the poor in inner-city Milwaukee as well as at the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana. Wherever he has ministered, Fr. Crosby has worked to integrate scripture as well as the Franciscan vision into his life and preaching. He has been a spiritual director and acclaimed retreat master throughout the country.

Topic Titles

  • Myths and Meaning Surrounding the Beloved Disciple
  • The Journey to Become a Beloved Disciple Begins: Jn 1:35-42
  • Jesus’ First Question
  • “The Hour Has Come”: Jn 13:1-17
  • Bosom Resting, Betrayal and Command: Jn 13:18-35
  • Discipleship Denied: Jn 18:15-27
  • Jn 19:25-28: With The Mother of Jesus, Discipleship to the End
  • Jn 19:25-28; 31-37: Beloved Disciples See More, Believe More
  • Beloved Disciple and Peter on the Way toward a New and Risen Life: Jn 20:1-10
  • The Beloved Disciple: Alive and Well in Our Own World
  • How to Live Out This New Life in Ordinary Life?: The Eucharist: Jn 21:1-12
  • Discipleship Restored: Jn 21:15-25

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  1. Becoming the Beloved Disciple of John's Gospel Bundle: The Gospel of John + Becoming the Beloved Disciple of John's Gospel - 10 CDs Total $149.95

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Customer Reviews

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Very helpful. Review by Vicki
The course helped me understand that "I" am the beloved disciple of Jesus because Jesus wants us all to understand how beloved we are.
(Posted on 11/23/15)
Dan Crosby is clear and insightful. Review by John
Dan Crosby is clear and insightful. I have used his approach in advising students.
(Posted on 11/23/15)
* Review by Rev. Manuel Gacad, Los Angeles, CA
What is special about it is that it relates the gospel to my own way of being disciple and to our contemporary situation as disciples (Posted on 4/13/15)
A Fine Starting Point to John's Gospel Review by John S. Munroe, Ph.D., St. Joseph College of Maine
This series of lectures provides a fine starting point for a student of the New Testament – or any interested person. For centuries, people have asked who the “Beloved Disciple” in John’s Gospel really is. Fr. Crosby tackles this question with keen understanding. In John’s Gospel, a disciple is one who comes to believe Jesus is Messiah and leads others to Jesus. Fr. Crosby makes this very clear in his presentations. The “beloved disciple” is not only someone who lived apostolic times; the “beloved disciple” lives today in the understanding and development of Fr. Crosby’s lectures. It is important to note Fr. Crosby’s reference to and reliance on Fr. Ray Brown’s scholarship regarding the Johannine texts. As one who knew Fr. Brown, twice appointed to the Pontifical Biblical Commission (the first American so appointed), I commend Fr. Crosby’s reliance on this great scholar.
(Posted on 10/1/12)

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