A New Book from Bruce McNab '72


The Rev. C. Bruce McNab, Class of 1972, has published his third book—the second since retirement from full-time parish ministry.  Entitled Believing is Seeing: A Guide for Responding to John’s Gospel (Wipf & Stock, 2016), McNab tells us, “it derives its title from Jesus’s words to Martha of Bethany in Jn 11:40, "Did I not tell you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?" According to the author, "John teaches that if we believe in Jesus the Son of God, we will see what God is doing in our lives and in the world around us. We will see the glory of God.” The book is intended primarily for a lay audience in the hope that the author's thoughts might be a springboard for readers' private insights, reflections, and ruminations on the Fourth Gospel. Each chapter concludes with a section called "Doing Your Own Theology," made up of personal reflection questions for readers to ponder. Believing is Seeing is available online from Wipf & Stock or Amazon.com.

McNab is also the author of Let Your Light Shine (2010) and Finding the Way: Restarting Your Journey with Jesus (2013) and was a co-editor and contributor to Order and Innovation in the Middle Ages (1976). He is a former Episcopal Church Foundation Graduate Fellow, ordained to the priesthood by the Rt. Rev. Stephen F. Bayne in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd in November 1972. McNab retired in 2011 after 37 years in full-time parish ministry in the United States and overseas, the last eight as Rector of Christ Church in Aspen. He and his wife, the Rev. Joan McNab, now live in Bozeman, Montana, at the foot of the Bridger Mountains.