Bringing the Gospel of Luke to Life: Insight and Inspiration


Bringing the Gospel of Luke to Life
Insight and Inspiration

“Were not our hearts burning within us while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?”
—Luke 24:32

How exciting it must have been for the disciples on the ...
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Bringing the Gospel of Luke to Life
Insight and Inspiration

“Were not our hearts burning within us while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?”
—Luke 24:32

How exciting it must have been for the disciples on the road to Emmaus when they realized it was the Risen Lord that opened the Scriptures for them, interpreting what they had to say concerning him, “beginning with Moses and all the prophets.”

The Gospel of Luke can similarly come to life for us when, as twenty-first century Christians, we have a teacher who will share his insights into its original first-century meaning and context.

The book you’re holding is no scholarly commentary, the comprehension of which requires a lofty theological education. Instead, George Martin, a gifted Catholic writer on Scripture, employs commonsense vocabulary and concepts as he focuses on what Luke’s words meant when he wrote them, with an eye toward their meaning for our times.

Special features include:
• Brief “orientations” preceding each section of Scripture, providing a context for understanding the biblical text.
• Lists of parallel passages in the other Gospels and related Old Testament passages for each section of Scripture.
• Questions interspersed throughout the text that indicate ways a reader might ponder and apply the Scriptures.
• Background information concerning the social, economic, political, and religious aspects of Luke’s Gospel.

Whether you practice lectio divina; prepare and preach homilies; lead or participate in Bible study groups; or are a Scripture teacher or seminarian, you will find Opening the Scriptures: Bringing the Gospel of Luke to Life, Insight & Inspiration to be an enlightening and accessible resource.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592760343
  • Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
  • Publication date: 9/28/2011
  • Pages: 697
  • Sales rank: 813,731
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

George Martin is the founding editor of God’s Word Today magazine. He has written numerous articles on Scripture, as well as the books Reading God’s Word Today, Bringing the Gospel of Mark to Life, and Bringing the Gospel of Matthew to Life. Mr. Martin has taught Scripture in the Diocese of St. Petersburg (Florida) permanent deaconate training program and the diocesan Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute.
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