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Intriguing exposition of Luke's gospel, breaking the text down into a series of parallel passages. Sometimes this comes across as a little too clever for its own good, but on many occasions is really insightful. For example, I had not noticed the way that the birth narratives fall into pairs of events, which are themselves bracketed by the contrasting accounts of the old man Zechariah at the temple and the boy Jesus at the temple. Gooding's own style of presenting each section is extremely ...more
David Gooding demonstrates in this book just how meticulous Dr Luke chose the material for his gospel, and also how well he arranged it in order that his readers would know who Jesus is and what he came to do. You will know Luke better by reading this and what a great writer and historian he was, but more importantly the meaning of the good news of Jesus Christ will be clearer.