Bible Study Workbook: Acts
Acts of the Apostles is the continuing story by Luke, author of the Gospel, of God's plan of salvation for humankind. Just as Luke's Gospel focuses on Christ Jesus, Acts focuses on the Holy Spirit and how it moves the early Church from its Palestinian roots to the Gentile community across the Empire. This is the only 'history' book of the New Testament and provides an inspiring, colorful, gripping view of Peter and Paul and their various traveling companions as they meet both jubilant receptivity and hard-hearted resistance. Luke is the New Testament's master storyteller and through dramatic speeches, shipwrecks, travelogues and other rhetorical devices, he gives his readers an eye-witness feel for the life-changing impact of the Good News on the world.