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BOOKS

A Journey with Luke: The 50 Day Bible Challenge, by Marek P. Zabriskie

A Journey through Acts: The 50 Day Bible Challenge, by Marek P. Zabriskie

COMMENTARIES

Luke (Interpretation series) by Fred Craddock (Westminster John Knox Press). As he did so well, the late author provides many wonderful reflections on the significance of the text for contemporary readers.

The Gospel of Luke (Sacra Pagina series) by Luke Timothy Johnson (Liturgical Press). This is a more in-depth examination of the text and of many pertinent other sources.

Acts (Interpretation series) by William H. Willimon (Westminster John Knox Press). This is a very accessible commentary on Acts, with many of Willimon’s valuable insights, both for those teaching and preaching and for any other thoughtful reader.

The Acts of the Apostles (Sacra Pagina series) by Luke Timothy Johnson (Liturgical Press). This is a more in-depth examination of the text and of many pertinent other sources.

The Gospel of Luke (New Cambridge Bible Commentary series) by Amy-Jill Levine and Ben Witherington III (2018: Cambridge University Press). As the authors point out in the introduction, this is an unprecedented work: “a Jew and a Christian writing an exegetical and theological commentary together on a Gospel… Ben is a Methodist evangelical New Testament scholar; Amy-Jill is a Jewish feminist agnostic New Testament scholar.” Their very different “takes” on the gospel, along with their long-time personal friendship and the mutual respect that is evident in their approach, have much to offer to the church and the wider society in our time and place.

FURTHER READING

Free at Last?: The Gospel in the African-American Experience, by Carl F. Ellis, Jr.

Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism, by Drew G.I. Hart

Jesus and the Disinherited, by Howard Thurman

Acts The Gospel Of The Spirit, by Justo L Gonzalez

Mission in Acts Ancient Narratives in Contemporary Context, by Robert L Gallagher

Conversion in Luke-Acts: Divine Action, Human Cognition, and the People of God by Joel B. Green (Baker Academic). Drawing on contemporary cognitive studies, the author illustrates the contributions that they have to make to understanding the central theme of repentance-conversion in Luke-Acts.

Prophetic Jesus, Prophetic Church: The Challenge of Luke-Acts to Contemporary Christians by Luke Timothy Johnson (Eerdmans). The author reflects on Jesus’ prophetic role and on Luke-Acts’ call for the church to continue to proclaim God’s vision for the world.

VIDEOS

Luke the Liberator, by Lindsay Hardin Freeman, John Lewis, and Jay Sidebotham

The Gospel of Luke with John Lewis (For Groups), by John Lewis

FOR CHILDREN

There are three new books for children that provide a wonderful treatment of some of Luke’s parables. They have been created by New Testament scholar, Amy-Jill Levine, interpreting them in such a way as to bring across the impact that they would have had for their original audience, together with the wonderful story-telling of Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, and the marvelous artwork of Margaux Meganck. All are published by Flyaway Books and are marketed through Westminster John Knox Press. Included with each title is the Luke citation and Amazon’s age recommendation.

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