In Perils Abounding

A Commentary on the Book of Acts


One of the most effective preachers of the gospel was the apostle Paul. After a long career of witnessing for Christ throughout much of the Mediterranean world, the Jews arrested him and sought to kill him. But their hands were tied because he was a Roman citizen protected by Roman law. When they handed him over to the Roman authorities and laid false charges against him, he appealed to Caesar. He then journeyed to Rome for trial, and the physician Luke, his traveling companion in several earlier journeys, accompanied him. Many scholars believe that in Rome, Luke wrote both the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts, also known as the Acts of the Apostles, to assist in Paul's defense.

Ed Rickard's commentary on Acts is a work on several levels. The foundation is a lively retelling of events as recorded by Luke. Upon this, the commentary builds three kinds of discussion. The first, under the heading "Getting Practical," offers down-to-earth applications of the many spiritual principles emerging from Luke's account. The second, introduced as "Pondering a Question," explores the questions that occur to many readers. After the third title, "Delving Deeper," comes a consideration of matters of special interest to believers with mature discernment.


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The book is © 2012 Stanley Edgar Rickard (Ed Rickard, the author). All rights reserved.