Witnesses to the World
Pub. Date: Feb. 01, 2004
God uses ordinary people like you and me.
WE EASILY IDENTIFY WITH THE PEOPLE IN ACTS because Luke never allows us to forget their humanity. It's impossible to confuse Peter or Paul with fictional characters. No ancient novelist would ever have created men whose lives were characterized by such dramatic contradictions: the brash and blustering everyman who blossoms overnight into an elder statesman; a movement's most infamous persecutor who develops into its most prominent advocate. Luke has drawn two millennial's worth of readers into the overlapping apostolic "adventures of these two first-century Jewish men who, while so dissimilar, shared a common vision and served the same Messiah.
In a series of vignettes, or "postcards", some historical, some biographical, still others theological. Acts reveals the successes and defeats, the conquest and tragedies of the original band of Jesus'followers. In Acts we are able to share in the joy, the loss, the frustration, the passionate debate and the ultimate triumph of these pioneers of Christianity. These are ordinary people who, through the power and enablement of the Holy Spirit, accomplish extraordinary tings in the name of their messiah. In less than one generation this initial cohort of Christians boldly "turned the world upside down" (Acts 17:6) !
Steven Ger is a "Hebrew of Hebrews", a fourth-generation Jewish believer, whose Jewish-Christian perspective will bring new life to your understanding of the book of Acts.
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Meet the Authors
STEVEN GER is the founder and director of Sojourner Ministries, an organization dedicated to exploring the Jewish of Christianity. Steven's life is dedicated to helping people see their messiah more clearly through Hebrew eyes.
Steven was brought up in both church and synagogue due to his distinctive heritage as a Jewish Christian. he later earned a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary. Steven has lectured at Dallas Theological Seminary and at Tyndale Seminary, and has led eleven tours to Israel, with extensions to Egypt, Greece, Jordan, Turkey, and Germany. he also served for seven years as Director of Worship/Education at providence Church in Rowlett, Texas. Steven lives in the Dallas area with his wife, Adria and their son Jonathan Gabriel,