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The Story Luke Tells: Luke's Unique Witness to the Gospel
by Justo González
About the Book
Wisdom from an eminent church historian on Luke as storyteller.
Among New Testament writers, who is the best historian? Without a doubt, says Justo González, it's Luke. Concerned about the particulars of people and events, Luke also gives readers the big picture, positioning the stories of Jesus not just in the history of Israel but in the history of humankind. Luke uniquely tells us the grand story of salvation — then and now.
González skillfully highlights key themes in Luke's storytelling, including his strong emphasis on God's "great reversals," his keen interest in shared meals and their intimate connection to worship and communion, and his passionate underscoring of both the saving work of Christ and the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit. Writing in a conversational style, González draws readers into Luke's story with fresh overviews and rich details, showing how Luke invites us to continue his gospel witness today.
About the Author
Justo L. González is a retired United Methodist minister and professor of historical theology. His more than one hundred books, which have been published in ten languages, include the acclaimed three-volume History of Christian Thought and The Story of Christianity.