Author(s): Tom Wright
Writing in an accessible and anecdotal style, Tom Wright helps us to approach the rich and many-sided story of the book of Acts. Wright shows how the book builds on Luke's gospel, laying out the continuing work and teaching of the now risen and ascended Jesus in the power of the Spirit. His writing captures the vivid way in which Luke's work draws us all into the story, while leaving the ending open and challenging, inviting Christians today to pick up and carry on the story as we in turn live our lives in the service of Jesus. Tom Wright has undertaken a tremendous task to provide guides to all the books of the New Testament, and to furnish them with his own fresh translation of the entire text. Each short passage is followed by a highly readable discussion, with background information, useful interpretation and explanation, and thoughts as to how it can be relevant to our lives today. No knowledge of technical jargon is required. The series is suitable for personal or group use. The format makes it appropriate also for daily study.
Tom Wright is Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews. He has written over seventy books, including the monumental works in the series Christian Origins and the Question of God and the bestselling Simply Christian, Surprised by Hope, Virtue Reborn, Simply Jesus, How God Became King, Creation, Power and Truth and Finding God in the Psalms (all published by SPCK).