Experience the book of Acts for today! Experience Pentecost. Look on as 130 converts per day shake a city. Meet Paul. Go with him as he plants the first Gentile church. Extend the Kingdom's power and see the enemy upset. Walk with Paul as he travels to Corinth, Antioch, Ephesus and beyond.
For those desiring to be a part of God's action in their churches, their communities and throughout the world, there is nothing that will help more than thoroughly understanding the book of Acts and applying what we can learn from it. Acts was designed to be God's training manual for Christians. It worked in the early church and it works in the postmodern world. Join noted author, scholar and practitioner C. Peter Wagner as he journeys through the entire text of the book of Acts, uncovering all of the major themes and illuminating what we can learn for our present situations. For Christians desiring a deeper knowledge of the bible and, specifically, understanding of the book of Acts, this exciting book will bring new intimacy with the Spirit and new joy in doing His will.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Ralph Winter
Our Timeline for Understanding Acts
Chapter 1: God's Training Manual for Modern Christians
Chapter 2: How Jesus Attracted 120 Followers
Chapter 3: History's Most Powerful Prayer Meeting (Acts 1)
Chapter 4: The Spiritual Explosion at Pentecost (Acts 2)
Chapter 5: One Hundred Thirty Converts a Day Can Shake a City (Acts 3 and 4)
Chapter 6: Follow These Signs to Salvation (Acts 4 and 5)
Chapter 7: Should Foreigners Run the Church? (Acts 6)
Chapter 8: Samaria: Preaching on the Other Side of the Tracks (Acts 6, 7 and 8)
Chapter 9: Meet Paul - The Greatest Missionary of All Time (Acts 9)
Chapter 10: Peter Blazes the Trail to the Gentiles (Acts 9, 10 and 11)
Chapter 11: Planting the First Gentile Church (Acts 11)
Chapter 12: The Power of Herod Versus the Power of Prayer (Acts 12)
Chapter 13: Onward to the Nations (Acts 13)
Chapter 14: Extending God's Kingdom Upsets the Enemy (Acts 14)
Chapter 15: Solving Conflicts in a Multicultural Church (Acts 15 and Galatians)
Chapter 16: The Famous Jerusalem Council (Acts 15)
Chapter 17: Goodbye, Barnabas; Hello, Silas: Reorganizing the Mission (Acts 15 and 16)
Chapter 18: To Europe with Power (Acts 16)
Chapter 19: You Win Some and You Lose Some (Acts 17)
Chapter 20: Corinth to Antioch to Ephesus (Acts 18 and 19)
Chapter 21: Invading Diana's Territory (Acts 19)
Chapter 22: A Long Trip Toward the Jerusalem Jail (Acts 20 and 21)
Chapter 23: What to Do with This Troublemaker? (Acts 21 to 26)
Chapter 24: Destination: Rome (Acts 27 and 28)
I cannot think of any single biblical commentary that deserves more praise or more serious attention that The Book of Acts. Peter Wagner gives us all a new Acts for new times - one of crucial value and of almost unique significance in biblical literature.
Ralph D. Winter, Director, U.S. Center for World Mission, Pasadena, California
About the Author
C. Peter Wagner, PhD, holds graduate degrees in theology, missiology and religion from Fuller Theological Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary and the University of Southern California. He served as a field missionary in Bolivia for 16 years and taught on the faculty of the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Seminary for 30 years. The author of 70 books, Wagner ministers extensively nationally and internationally from his home base in Colorado Springs, Colorado.