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Thirty Years That Changed the World : The Book of Acts for Today :  The Book of Acts for Today - Michael Green

Thirty Years That Changed the World : The Book of Acts for Today

The Book of Acts for Today

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Published: March 2004
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While there are many studies and commentaries on Acts, few focus on the staggering achievement of the people found within its narrative. The first Christians chronicled in the book of Acts turned the world upside down in the space of a generation. In this book Michael Green opens up the gripping story of Acts, highlighting the astonishing, volcanic eruption of faith found there and comparing it to the often half-hearted Christianity of the modern Western world.

In the course of this frank and insightful survey, Green explores the life and faith of the Christians of Acts, answering key questions raised at the start of each chapter, such as What kind of people were they? How did they live? and How did they organize and practice as members of the new church? After unveiling the nature of life in the early church, Green turns his eye to contemporary times, asking how we today can apply and learn from the first Christians' dynamic efforts at church founding, pastoral care, social concern, gospel proclamation, and prayer.

Combining trusted scholarship with a popular -- indeed enjoyable -- writing style, "Thirty Years That Changed the World will be ideal for classroom, church, or group study.

Nick Pollard -This lively and relevant book will help Christians keep pace with our fast-changing modern culture while holding to the principles of the early church.-Dave Burke -Green's unique mix of sharp scholarship and bang-up-to-date relevance results in one of the best guides to Acts around. I have enjoyed the book myself, and I know many others will too!-

Prefacep. 5
Thirty Years That Changed the Worldp. 7
Bridges and Ditches in First Century Societyp. 11
Luke and His Friendsp. 25
What of Their Approach?p. 42
What of Their Lifestyle?p. 57
What of Their Message?p. 73
What of Their Apologetics?p. 97
What of Their Methods?p. 116
What of Their Church Planting?p. 140
What of Their Pastoral Care?p. 165
What of Their Church Life?p. 190
What of Their Leadership?p. 207
What of Their Hardships?p. 226
What of the Holy Spirit?p. 247
What of Their Priorities?p. 268
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ISBN: 9780802827661
ISBN-10: 0802827667
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 287
Published: March 2004
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.4  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.38