Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Acts (EP Study Commentaries)

  • Series: EP Study Commentaries
  • Paperback: 614 pages
  • Publisher: Evangelical Press (June 20, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1783970030
  • ISBN-13: 978-1783970032
  • US Price $44.99
  • Purchase at Amazon:  Paperback
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Study Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles is exegetically and theologically sound, cogently reasoned and clearly written. Demonstrating Luke's competence as a historian.


Anyone can tell you  we are in no short supply of commentaries on every book of the bible, including ACTS. So why read this one? What makes this 600 page book so different than the rest? Simple really. As we grow in our relationship with Christ we are, hopefully, seeking to understand Him more, build better relationships and come to a deeper understanding of our own spirituality and how God has worked in the lives of others, especially those He called to write the gospel messages. 

Guy does a wonderful job bringing the spiritual road of Luke to life in a way that the common person can understand and delight in. Guys application is vivid, thought provoking and applicable to us today as it was when Luke preached. It amazes me every time at how what was happening then in our church's is still happening now, but how we are called to handle has not changed. As we walk through each chapter of Luke, we gain more insight into how the Holy Spirit works in our lives and in each other, the church's history, and Paul's mission journeys.

The book is wrote from a Christian perspective. That the scriptures are the living, breathing, word of God. The author dives into background information, purpose of the writings, estimated date of writings and how it is relevant to our lives today. 

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Evangelical Press through Cross Focused Reviews for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Guy Prentiss Waters is Professor of New Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Miss., USA. He received his B.A. in Greek and Latin from the University of Pennsylvania; his M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary; his Ph.D. in Religion from Duke University. From 2002 to 2007, he was Asst. Prof. of Biblical Studies at Belhaven University, Jackson, Miss., and has served at RTS since 2007. Guy is a Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). He is the author of several books, articles, chapters, and reviews. Guy and his wife Sarah have three children and reside in Madison, Miss. 

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