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Acts
Schnabel, Eckhard J.

Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012 pp. 1162. $59.99

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Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament


Description: With attention to issues that continue to surface in todayís church, the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series offers pastors, students, and teachers a focused resource for reading, teaching, and preaching the Book of Acts. Acts highlights (1) the work of God through the exalted Jesus who grants the presence of the Holy Spirit; (2) the significance of Jesus who is Israelís Messiah and the Savior of the world and who directs the expansion of the church; (3) the work of the Holy Spirit as transforming power present in the lives of the followers of Jesus and their communities; (4) the identity of the church as the community of God, comprised of Jews and Gentiles who are followers of Jesus; (5) the mission of the church whose leaders take the gospel to cities and regions of the Roman Empire in which Jesus has not yet been proclaimed as Messiah and Savior; (6) the historical events and the persons who played a role in the expansion of earliest Christianity.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Acts, Literature

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Review by Daniel L. Smith
Published 3/12/2014
Citation: Daniel L. Smith, review of Eckhard J. Schnabel, Acts, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).


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