Unlike the other Gospel writers, Luke never saw Jesus perform miracles or heard His healing words. His belief was built on the strength of his faith, like ours today.
What we know historically about Luke is built on tradition. Around this tradition and his gospel writings, Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins have created Luke’s Story, a compelling novel that follows Luke from Greek slave to university-educated physician to the author of one of the four Gospels. Along the way, he meets Saul of Tarsus, who becomes Luke’s role model and greatest competitor. Luke is intrigued but skeptical when he hears tales of a man named Jesus who performs great miracles of healing. But the gripping story of Saul’s conversion, now called Paul, and the miraculous healing of one of his own patients by prayer, changes Luke’s life forever. He pledges himself to Christ and writes a Gospel based on years of interviewing believers and listening to stories of the Lord’s life from those who knew Him—most importantly, Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Luke wrote his Gospel to appeal to women, nonbelievers and the disenfranchised. The result is Scripture rich with stories of a Savior that touch people all over the world today.
Hardcover Book : 400 pages
Publisher: Putnam Pub Group ( February 02, 2009 )
Item #: 12-430039
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.983inches
Product Weight: 14.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
I like historical views of biblical times. This is not at all what I expected.
I'm having trouble getting past the first few pages. It's written at about a 6th grade level. Probably a good book for a 6th grader in a religious family.
Reviewer: Carol B
I have learned some very interesting things about Luke. I haven't even finished the book but I wouldn't mind rereading it all over again. I have already read the books about Mark and John. They have all been quality books. The one that I would still like to read is about Mathew and the one about All the Apostles. They are very good authors. I have always liked books that were non-fiction or that were realistic enough that they could be auto-biographies. I would recommend these 3 books to anyone who like theological books of any kind. I intend to ask my Uncle who has his PHD in Theology from Princeton if he has read them.
Reviewer: Amy T
The best of the Jesus Chronicles so far. I'm sorry to say that this series is not near as good as the Left Behind series. The reader is better off reading the Gospel located at the back of the book.
I can certainly say that Tim and Jerry did a wonderful job with this book. It brought out the Gospel of Luke in laymans terms. From beginning to end it is a story full of truth like no other.
Reviewer: Rev. G
this was a wonderful book it really explained it better than just reading the bible. I could comprehend what was going on and relieved the experience of being with Luke as he wend about his travels.