Dr. Bill Creasy of Logos Bible Study uses a literary, historical approach to examine and enliven the bible for modern listeners. Dr. Creasy draws on his studies, travels, and personal anecdotes to depict a vivid picture of the works of scripture. Somewhere between a sermon and a college lecture, he delivers these audiobooks with authority but a pleasantly friendly voice and a touch of fun, using contemporary references.
Dr. Creasy discusses Acts in depth, putting it in context as a continuation of the Gospel of Luke, why Luke was writing it and what audience he was writing for. He talks about the importance of this book historically and spiritually as it accounts the early Christian church and the Apostles who spread it.
Acts is Luke’s sequel to his Gospel. Like his Gospel, Acts is addressed to a particular man, Theophilus, and it tells the story of the birth of the Church. After Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, he ascends into heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father. Ten days later, the Holy Spirit arrives in Jerusalem on the Jewish feast of Pentecost, and the Church is born. Acts follows the Church from its birth in Jerusalem through its exponential growth and inevitable persecution, led by Saul of Tarsus.
Incredibly, Saul later confronts the risen and glorified Christ on the road to Damascus, where he becomes a believer. And not just any old believer! Saul becomes Paul, the great Apostle to the Gentiles. From Chapter 9 onward, Acts follows Paul on his three missionary journeys as he takes the Gospel into Asia Minor and Europe. In the end, Paul evangelizes all of Asia Minor, a good chunk of Europe, and he writes 13 of the 27 books of the New Testament. This is an incredible story, and no one tells it better than Logos Bible Study’s Dr. Bill Creasy.
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Rating scale: 5=Loved it, 4=Liked it, 3=Ok, 2=Disappointed, 1=Hated it. I look for well developed characters, compelling stories.
Once again Dr. Creasy has enhanced my understanding of a familiar book through scholarly use of geopolitical and historic context. Although I have studied Acts in the past, this time around I learned more about Paul and his companions than ever before and as a result, for me they are now real and not just paper personalities. As always, I appeciate his clear presentation liberally flavored with good humor. Anyone looking for a Bible study that they can relate to needs to look into this series.
I would definitely recommend this audiobook to my friends b/c it gives a fuller, richer explanation of Acts. It bridges one verse to the next, where you thought there was no bridge needed...truly excellent.
How Dr, Creasy speaks about the Nazarine Rite and goes into Sampson.
Dr. Creasy does an excellent job going through the books of the bible - he brings
Knowledge and understanding and has a great sense of humor. I hope to listen to all of the books!
The inflections of the voice help explain what is going on.
The entire book is great
I've done lots of bible studies and I this is definitely a favorite!
@natesrandomisms Believer (27yrs), Husband (15yrs), Dad (3yrs), Son (35yrs), Broken neck survivor.
Among the top!
Acts Chapter 2
I may not agree with all of the stances of the author but there are plenty of areas that we agree.
Well worth the money!
Bill Creasy brought the book of Acts to life like never before. I have read the book several times and he had me on the edge of my seat waiting to see what was going to happen next.
The Holy Spirit was the one doing all the work.
This was my first time but it wont be my last.
Yes but I did not have the time to.
If you want to learn the history and details about the book of ACTS and the characters of the book, get this teaching.
I have always identified more with Peter. After hearing Bill Creasy's reading and study thoughts in this book, I fell in love with Paul.
No, the book is too long for one sitting. I needed to read and compare my KJ with the audio.
"Origins of Christianity"
Bill Creasy has a wonderful speaking ability that holds the audience. The book of Acts is pivotal to the christian church. When you read it by yourself it is packed with so much information to study and digest. When you here Bill Creasy talk, he paints a picture. You are are transported back in time and immerse yourself in that time period. This puts a whole different perspective on the book. He also give so much more information that you wouldn't get otherwise. Anyone with a faith should here this. Anyone without a faith should also here it as it will answer so many questions as to why people like me have such a strong belief in the bible.
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