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All through August, get a free commentary on the Book of Acts!
The Book of Acts shows modern day Christians how the church took shape in the wake of Jesus’ death and resurrection, and how the Holy Spirit changed everything. In your Bible, it’s the first book to follow the four gospels, and it’s a road map for navigating church today. For Christians and churches to get the most out of Acts today, we need to have a full grasp of the context Acts took shape within, and how that affects its message to believers.
In Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament: Acts, leading biblical scholar Mikeal Parsons gleans fresh theological insight into Acts by attending carefully to the cultural and educational context from which it emerges. Parsons see Acts as a charter document explaining and legitimating Christian identity for a general audience of early Christians living in the ancient Mediterranean world.
Dr. Joseph Tyson of Southern Methodist University says,
Parsons draws on his extensive studies of Greco-Roman literature and ancient concepts of physiognomy to provide a useful and illuminating commentary.
John A. Darr, associate professor of theology at Boston College, calls it, “a masterful exposition both of the myriad strategies whereby the author of Acts attempted to persuade his original audience, and of the ways in which this ancient book continues to speak powerfully to Christian faith in our own day.” He goes on to say, “Readers will find here a treasure trove of insights into Hellenistic rhetorical conventions and their usage in Acts.”
Let the cultural context of the Book of Acts help shape your understanding of church.
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Each month, we select a title you can get for free, as well as a collection to give away that includes that resource. We give away one book to a lot of people, and a lot of books to one person, every month!
October’s free book is A. T. Robertson’s Paul, the Interpreter of Christ. Robertson grew up during the Civil War, and taught as a professor of New Testament interpretation until 1934. He wrote broadly during his lifetime, but paid special attention to the life and letters of Paul. This title examines how Paul understood and wrote about the life of Christ. You can download it right now for free, and read it using your Faithlife app—these books aren’t just for Logos 5.
After you download your free book, it only takes an extra moment to enter for your chance to win a much larger collection of resources. This month, you could win the A. T. Robertson Collection (15 vols.), which contains all of his writings on Paul’s life, several commentaries, and many of Robertson’s lectures and speeches. Just like all our giveaways, you can tweet, post, and share with your friends to increase your chances of winning.
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A quick recap
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