If you were to gaze up to the clouds and see one shaped like an elephant, you might consider it interesting. But, if you were to spot clouds that looked like eight elephants linked trunk to tail, would you not suspect that the pattern is no coincidence? That is what happens with Jesusâ€™ I AM statements in the gospel of John, where Jesus declared I AMâ€¦ the vine, the bread of life, the Good Shepherd, the gate, the light of the world, and others. They form a pattern which reveals Jesusâ€™ own self-image, his self-concept. â€œThe Great I AMâ€ examines the I AM statements of Jesus individually and as a whole to see if the pattern might also suggest a mysterious meaning. To aid in the examination of Jesusâ€™ I AM statements, the book features sections on the teaching methods of Jesus and basic questions to consider in bible study.