But contrast that with the message we hear in the book of Acts
. There is nothing of this me-first selfishness ever mentioned in the book.
He weaves Old and New Testament contexts together in the Book of Acts
as he applies the scriptures to the 21st century, comparing for example, Ananias and Sapphira with Achan.
In the book of Acts
, Peter becomes a strong and fearless leader of the early Christian community.
The Book of Acts
is one of the most chaotic ones of the Bible.
Praying the Gospels, the Praying Book of Acts
and the General Epistles, Praying the Letters of the apostle Paul, and praying the book of Revelation.
The third book of the "Eye Witness Tetralogy" by award-winning author and illustrator Robert James Luedke, Eye Witness: Rise of the Apostle is a striking, full-color graphic novel that presents the biblical Book of Acts
in terms readers of all ages can readily absorb.
In the Book of Acts
the Spirit goes ahead of the apostles calling them to the margins and the unknown.
In this new title of the American Society of Missiology series with Orbis Books, twenty-six sections of the Book of Acts
are reflected upon from the standpoint of God's mission then and now.
Just as the historical accounts of the Bible book of Acts
show, the message of those first churches resulted in changed lives through Christ's transforming power.
Marguerat discusses how St Luke wrote history, his point of view, the 'unity' of the Gospel and the Book of Acts
, the relationship between Jerusalem and Rome, St Luke's view of God, the role of the Holy Spirit, the conflict with the Jews, the story of Ananias and Sapphira, St Paul's conversion, the 'enigma' of the end of Acts and the importance of travel and travellers in Acts.
While this idea might appear novel, Russell says he was motivated by a biblical passage from the book of Acts
that describes how the early Christians shared what they had.
The theological depth of the Book of Acts
is presented with admirable clarity.
Wherefore according to our promise in the book of Acts
and Monuments, we thought good herein to spend a little diligence in collecting and setting abroad their books together, so many as could be found, to remain as perpetual Lamps shining in the Church of Christ, to give light to all posterity.
FROM THE BOOK OF ACTS
"A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle."
93-98), for example, ignores the Aphrodisias inscription and the discussion it has generated (conveniently summarized in The Book of Acts
in its First Century Setting vol.