His was a belief built on faith alone, much like that of modern believers. His gospel, filled with stories of Jesus' divinity, speaks to the hearts of today's Christians. In Luke's Story, we follow him as he rises from Greek slave to university-educated physician.
Along the way, he meets Saul of Tarsus, a formidable Hebrew debater who becomes both Luke's role model and greatest competitor. Luke is intrigued, but skeptical, when he hears stories of a man who performs great miracles of healing.
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But the dramatic conversion of Saul, and the miraculous healing of one of his own patients by prayer, irreversibly changes Luke's spiritual life. Luke pledges himself to Christ and makes a life-changing choice: he will write a Gospel based on years of interviewing believers about their conversions, and hearing stories of Jesus' life. The result is a scripture rich in the miraculous stories of Jesus that touches people all over the world today.
Jerry B. Jenkins, chairman of the board of trustees for the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, is the author of more than books. Jenkins's writing has appeared in Time , Reader's Digest , Parade , Guideposts , and dozens of Christian periodicals, and he is a contributing editor to Writer's Digest magazine. Tim LaHaye is a noted author, minister, and nationally recognized speaker on Bible prophecy. The gospel should have this kind of life but it suddenly became more alive for me than it ever had.
This is what makes this story so amazing. Jun 04, Josiah rated it it was ok Shelves: christian , 1st-century-ad , fiction-mideastern , biography. Good concept but poorly written! The authors drop large portions of Scripture into the narrative without merging the storylines or melding the register and tone.
And chapter upon chapter is spent developing how characters think and feel, only to have a "dilemma" resolved in half a page in an unbelievable way for those characters. A third problem is that the authors have written this book as a thinly veiled evangelistic tract for modern, American, churched readers - so the mode of speaking, vocab Good concept but poorly written! For example, why would Paul - apostle to the Gentiles - teach a Roman Gentile using classic Hebrew theolgoy? He wouldn't!! Which you can see if you read Scripture itself.
View 2 comments. Jan 14, Dempse Kb rated it really liked it. Yup it's time for my Evangelical literature! So what better than to get an easy reading about the guy who wrote the book of Luke in the bible. Don't think I'm crazy I also read Ann Rice's two books about Jesus before she lost her faith again! I guess she won't be writing book three.
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Pity, I find her books descriptive and full of color. These guys are easy reading meant to be accessible for everyone, and they do the job very well. Maybe a bit TOO simplistic at times. I knew their plot on the f Yup it's time for my Evangelical literature! I knew their plot on the first page, cause they have repeated it at least once in each chapter I'll wait and tell you later. Jan 05, Chy rated it liked it. This was a book where I started really liking it, because it focused on making Luke a real person.
That got pushed away in increments as the story lined up more with Biblical history, and went to trying to catalog Jesus's life from afaras well as Paul's journeys. The more the focus wasn't Luke , the less interesting the story became, for me. But then, I'm a kind of strange reader to be reading this.
That's one of the reasons I wanted to read it, though. And I'm finding myself glad that This was a book where I started really liking it, because it focused on making Luke a real person. And I'm finding myself glad that the copy I got didn't have a cover. I think that cheesiness would have probably turned me away. Jun 27, Judy Benvin rated it it was ok. When I picked up this book I had hoped for something of a similar caliber to the "Left Behind" series.
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No such luck. It took me a looong time to finish this book - mainly because every time I tried to get involved in it, I fell asleep.
Very boring. Whatever the authors were paid - it was too much. Seems as if all they did were to copy scripture and attempt to create a story around it. As a biblical student, I was very disappointed in the story structure. I hope Jerry Jenkins goes back to writing When I picked up this book I had hoped for something of a similar caliber to the "Left Behind" series.
I hope Jerry Jenkins goes back to writing his own books he's an awesome author! Sep 16, Jeanine rated it it was amazing. I've enjoyed the 3rd book in The Jesus Chronicles series. He wanted to tell His story from the aspect of His humanity and chronologically. I thoroughly enjoyed Luke's story and to also realize that he wrote The Acts of the Apostles.
Looking forward to I've enjoyed the 3rd book in The Jesus Chronicles series.
Looking forward to picking up Matthew's Story next. View 1 comment. Jan 26, Karen rated it liked it Shelves: philosophy. I think this book taught me more about the apostle Paul than about Luke. Fictionalized accounts of the lives of historical figures always seem to help bring what one has learned into perspective. I do have a much greater appreciation for the gospel of Luke and an understanding of why and how it differs from the other canonical gospels. It was also helpful to know about the role he played in writing the Acts of the Apostles and about his purported relationships with the early church leadership.
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Sep 11, Susan Pope rated it it was amazing Shelves: historical-fiction. In this story, Luke started out as a slave to a stoic master. Luke, after the loss of his parents to a plague was taken care of by his master. Eventually Luke gained his freedom after the master sent him to college. Luke became a doctor and also a historian. He went on to write the gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles. Even though this book is fiction, it is very believable. Breezed through Matthew, and Mark fairly quickly, but Luke I seem to be struggling through.
I don't know if life is just getting in the way, if the excitement of the Jesus Cronicles is dying down or what. It may be because Luke never met Jesus, but it is taking longer to get through Luke than it did to read Matthew and Mark combined.