"Jesus was not a supernatural figure, but he was a very great figure. The further stages of [research into the Dead Sea Scrolls], applied now to the gospel of John, give an understanding of the mind of a man who was born into a turning point of history, and who had the wit, the determination, and the heroism, to turn it in a productive direction, a direction that laid the foundations of western culture. Through his own book, as the gospel of John may be seen to be, he transformed a noble former religion into a universal one."
In Jesus and the Riddle of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Thiering applied a system of interpretation set out in the Scrolls to books of the New Testament to reveal a timeline for the events of Jesus's life; in Jesus of the Apocalypse, she revealed details of his life after the Crucifixion and the secret meanings behind the book of Revelation. Now, she considers the book of John, and suggests it was written by Jesus himself.
From the Trade Paperback edition.