Luke (2 Volumes) (Reformed Expository Commentary)
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“Simply the finest expository commentary I have read in twenty years. Combining keen biblical insight, doctrinal depth, and beautiful exposition, Ryken's Luke is a commentary of enduring value for the Church.”—Richard D. Phillips, Senior Minister, Second Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SCSee All
President Emeritus, Covenant Theological Seminary
“Philip Ryken has provided the serious bible student, the learning preacher, and the growing Christian with an invaluable asset through his commentary on Luke. His customary clarity and scholarship is presented in a style of communication that is informative, inspiring and inviting. What a blessing for the Kingdom: a faithful commentary which is also an absorbing page–turner.”—Harry L. Reeder III, Senior Pastor, Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SCSee All
—Richard D. Phillips
Senior Minister, Second Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC
—Harry L. Reeder III
Senior Pastor, Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC
Written after Jesus’ earthly ministry had come to an end, when word of his teachings and actions had spread to those who had never seen him firsthand, Luke is “the Gospel of Knowing for Sure.” Luke tells us that he wanted to provide an orderly account of the life of Jesus that would help people be more certain of the good news of his death and resurrection.
The purpose of this commentary is to make Luke’s message clear for a contemporary audience by explaining, illustrating, and applying its truth to everyday life, with the hope that readers will understand the gospel and come to full assurance of salvation, as Luke intended. If an account of Jesus’ life was needed in Luke’s time, how much more acutely is it needed in ours— and Luke’s gospel stands as ready as ever to fill this need.
As are all the books in the Reformed Expository Commentary series, this exposition of Luke in two volumes is accessible to both pastors and lay readers. Each volume in the series provides exposition that gives careful attention to the biblical text, is doctrinally Reformed, focuses on Christ through the lens of redemptive history, and applies the Bible to our contemporary setting.