What was it like, in the Greco-Roman world of the late first century, to sit down to write a gospel, specifically, the Gospel According to Luke? Extensive scholarship has recently been focusing on Luke/Acts, the two-volume New Testament writing. This book uses such scholarship, but in an imaginative way. It sets out to follow Lukas, the author, through the whole process of writing his first part, the gospel. We are given, paragraph by paragraph, the complete gospel text in a vigorous translation, but interspersed with Lukas’ own human contacts and vivid experiences as he composes it.