The Gospel of Luke is based on Mark’s gospel, but expanded through careful research. Luke, a doctor who accompanied Paul in part of his travels, interviewed eyewitnesses to the events recorded in the book, including those around John the Baptist and perhaps Mary, the mother of Jesus. He shows much interest in the humanity of Jesus, in women, and in what Jesus said about money. Luke wrote not only this gospel, but also Acts, which records the spread of the message about Jesus from Jerusalem to Rome.
The Open Your Bible Commentary was written to encourage daily Bible study. Each reading is short, but the content is rich with careful explanation, devotional warmth, and practical relevance. Nearly 100 daily readings let you explore the Gospel of Luke in depth.
The Open Your Bible Commentary has four great strengths:
* Accessible – it’s written for the average, thoughtful Christian without assuming a great deal of background, yet it is never superficial.
* Digestible – it’s written so you can read a section or two a day, working your way through an entire book of the Bible in days or weeks.
* Dependable – it’s written by an amazing group of scholars and trusted pastor-teachers.
* Practical – it’s a rich combination of specific application and encouragement to listen to God for guidance.
The commentary on Luke is introduced by an overview, summary, outline, key themes, and relevance of this gospel for today.