Item description for Commentary-Acts (21st Century Biblical Series) by Steven Ger, Mal Couch & Edward E. Hindson...
Overview Steve Ger's commentary on the book of Acts makes the early church come to life and will instruct and encourage you to be a witness for Jesus Christ in your home and community.
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WE EASILY IDENTIFY WITH THE PEOPLE IN ACTS because Luke never allows us to forget their humanity. It's impossible to confuse Peter or Paul with fictional characters. No ancient novelist would ever have created men whose lives were characterized by such dramatic contradictions: the brash and blustering everyman who blossoms overnight into an elder statesman; a movement's most infamous persecutor who develops into its most prominent advocate. Luke has drawn two millennial's worth of readers into the overlapping apostolic "adventures of these two first-century Jewish men who, while so dissimilar, shared a common vision and served the same Messiah.
In a series of vignettes, or "postcards," some historical, some biographical, still others theological. Acts reveals the successes and defeats, the conquest and tragedies of the original band of Jesus'followers. In Acts we are able to share in the joy, the loss, the frustration, the passionate debate and the ultimate triumph of these pioneers of Christianity. These are ordinary people who, through the power and enablement of the Holy Spirit, accomplish extraordinary tings in the name of their messiah. In less than one generation this initial cohort of Christians boldly "turned the world upside down" (Acts 17:6)
Steven Ger is a "Hebrew of Hebrews," a fourth-generation Jewish believer, whose Jewish-Christian perspective will bring new life to your understanding of the book of Acts.
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Studio: AMG Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.36" Width: 6.4" Height: 1.2" Weight: 1.315 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2004
Publisher AMG Publishers
Series Twenty-First Century Biblical Commentary
ISBN 0899578187 ISBN13 9780899578187
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More About Steven Ger, Mal Couch & Edward E. Hindson
STEVEN GER grew up in a Jewish family in New York and New jersey, where he was educated in both church and synagogue due to his distinctive heritage as a Jewish Christian. He is the founder and director of Sojourner Ministries, an organization dedicated to exploring the Jewish heart of Christianity with both Jews and Gentiles. This particular "wandering" Jews' faith journey has led him to the conviction that Jesus is the Messiah who was foretold in the Old testament. Steven's life is dedicated to helping people see their Messiah more clearly-through Hebrews eyes.
Steven has led eleven tours to Israel, with trips to Egypt, Greece, Jordan, Turkey and Germany. He has lectured at Dallas Theological Seminary and at Tyndale Seminary. He earned a TH, M from Dallas Theological Seminary. Steven is the author of ActsWitnesses to the World and co-author of The Popular Bible Prophecy Commentary and lives with his wife, Adria, and their son, Jonathan Gabriel.
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Great book Jun 21, 2006
This is a great book. Steven Ger does a wonderful job outlining and explaining Acts from a uniquely Jewish perspective.
Excellent Commentary Series Mar 8, 2006
This is the third in the Twenty-First Century Biblical Commentary series that I have purchased. Just like the other two (Romans and 1 Corinthians), this is a great book. They are all down to earth, easy to read and full of great applications for the modern day reader. If you are looking for a conservative commentary, this is a good one. It has been a great companion for some Bible studies I have led lately. I highly recommend it!