INTRODUCTION TO ACTS
The Acts of the Apostles is a very exciting and interesting book. Unfortunately the experiences recounted are far removed from my own. I have never witnessed a miracle, a Pentecostal outpouring of the Holy Spirit, rapid church growth or a prison beating. I can identify strongly with the Epistle of James, the Epistle to the Hebrews and Jesus' teaching in the Gospels but I cannot identify with much that happened in the Acts of the Apostles. So I haven't always found it easy to make the events recorded relevant to the Christian life as many live it today. I have done my best!
I have used the following books to understand the text:
These books, and especially the last, also helped me to draw lessons from the dynamic ministeries of Peter and Paul fired as they were by the Holy Spirit.