Darrell Bock talks about the relationship between Luke and Acts. Thoughts?
I agree. Luke and Acts are almost certainly two halves of a whole. It is a shame that the traditional book order for the New Testament breaks up the two.
I love this… I have never really understood why so many new Christians are advised to read John first, it can seem so complicated for the uninitiated! I have always advised people to start with Luke/Acts. There is a warmth and continuity, Jesus is revealed powerfully and yet without having passages that are so difficult to understand.
I believe that John is often recommended to new believers because it is the shortest of the gospels and it immediately “feeds” into Acts. Maybe it’s a little like that “quick start” guide that comes with your new printer or digital camera.