In Acts of the Apostles: Good News for All People, Father Anderson describes how the Book of Acts recounts the origins of the Church and its growth-from the persecution of the followers of Jesus through the spread of the faith. The ministry of Peter and other early missionaries begins the study, with a major portion of the book following the missionary journeys of Saint Paul. Throughout, Anderson explains the dominant role the Holy Spirit plays in the spread of Christianity. He addresses the rapid and dramatic changes in the years following the ascension of Jesus and the political and religious challenges his disciples endured. Through this study of Acts, we will see that the mission of the Twelve has become the mission of many, as we are called to gift the world with the message of Jesus through our lives today.
This title is part of the Liguori Catholic Bible Study. The study is a series of 21 books introducing each and every book of the Bible, providing insight into the Sacred Words of antiquity, and inviting us to discover the living Word and its impact on our daily lives. With narrative, study questions, reflections, keynotes, and prayer, your understanding of Scripture will be deepened with the introduction to the spiritual practice of lectio divina.