• Length: 412 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.5 in
  • Published: August 02, 2010
  • Item Code: 4003
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-4003-8

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In Luke's vivid narrative, Jesus comes into Galilee proclaiming "good news to the poor . . . freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind." More than any other Gospel, the Gospel of Luke shows Jesus' great concern for the downtrodden, the oppressed and the marginalized--including women and children and even those outside the house of Israel.

Darrell Bock shows why Luke's Gospel is "tailor-made" for the world we live in--a world often divided along ethnic, religious, economic and political lines. After all, the Jesus portrayed by Luke is a source of unity for his disciples and for believers from every walk of life. Tax collectors, Roman soldiers, prostitutes, city officials, religious leaders, widows and fishermen were among the diverse group brought together in the early Christian church.

Bock's dual focus on understanding what Luke wanted to communicate to his original readers and on how that message is relevant for today makes this an excellent resource.


General Preface
Author's Preface
Outline of Luke


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Darrell L. Bock (PhD, Aberdeen) is executive director of cultural engagement and senior research professor of New Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. His numerous books include commentaries on Luke and Acts and studies of the historical Jesus.