The Book of Acts in the New Testament tells the story of the earliest days of the new Church, after the death and resurrection of Jesus. Luke, the author of the Gospel by that name, pens this second volume to continue the story of the first Christians. It is a remarkable book that spans 30 years and tells us most of what we know about the early Apostles and their exploits. We especially get the stories of Simon-Peter and the Apostle Paul.
Jim Reiher re-tells the story of Acts in 60 short devotional reflections. He works through the book of Acts, stopping here and there in each chapter, and pausing... and he reflects on the story, or a saying, or a phrase in the text. Jim has a knack for finding remarkably relevant moments in the story. These stories happened 2000 years ago, and yet there are lessons in them, reflections in them, that speak to our times. That speak to our day and age.
There are stories where people of one religion stand up for and defend people from another religion; there are stories where people are facing grave injustice, and we see how they respond; there are stories where people help the poor; stand up for the oppressed; accept less than fair situations for the sake of a greater cause... all that and more.
Jim Reiher will challenge you, stretch you, bless you, and make you uncomfortable, at different times throughout the studies. He does not shy from asking hard questions to the church today. His devotional commentary will take you further in your own life journey.
This book is a wonderful tool for personal devotion, and reflection, and it can also be used for small groups as they study the book of Acts together.