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Acts | [Dr. Bill Creasy]

Acts

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.
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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.

Publisher's Summary

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.

©2011 Logos Bible Study (P)2011 Logos Bible Study

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    Janice Sugar Land, TX, United States 02-05-13
    Janice Sugar Land, TX, United States 02-05-13 Member Since 2010

    Rating scale: 5=Loved it, 4=Liked it, 3=Ok, 2=Disappointed, 1=Hated it. I look for well developed characters, compelling stories.

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    "Stellar presentation of an important book"

    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.

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    Nathan North San Jose, CA, US 03-18-14
    Nathan North San Jose, CA, US 03-18-14 Member Since 2012

    @natesrandomisms Believer (27yrs), Husband (15yrs), Dad (3yrs), Son (35yrs), Broken neck survivor.

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    Where does Acts rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among the top!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Acts?

    Acts Chapter 2


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I may not agree with all of the stances of the author but there are plenty of areas that we agree.


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth the money!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David ALEXANDRIA, LA, United States 08-31-12
    David ALEXANDRIA, LA, United States 08-31-12 Member Since 2011
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    What did you love best about Acts?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Holy Spirit was the one doing all the work.


    Have you listened to any of the narrator’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first time but it wont be my last.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes but I did not have the time to.


    Any additional comments?

    If you want to learn the history and details about the book of ACTS and the characters of the book, get this teaching.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jacque Chino Valley, CA 12-11-11
    jacque Chino Valley, CA 12-11-11 Member Since 2011
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    If you could sum up Acts in three words, what would they be?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Acts to and why?

    Luke


    Which character – as performed by the narrator – was your favorite?

    Paul


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, the book is too long for one sitting. I needed to read and compare my KJ with the audio.


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    puck st. louis 02-20-13
    puck st. louis 02-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Dr. Bill hit it out of the park with this one"
    Where does Acts rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Dr. Bill s an expert the history, the archaeology ,and what it was like to live and different times. There is enough gravitas there for senior Christians and newbies. Hetakes teaching the word of God seriously and approaches it with humor!

    Dr. Bill states what the Lord says,, and then might go off into various interpretations but iin the end he is word-based always word based!

    He makes the Bible fun!

    Dr. Bill has opened up the Bible to me and thousands of others! He is a gem if I did not get to meet him on earth than I will certainly meet him in heaven in which I will give him a big hug!

    That not only goes for Daniel but for other books of the Bible! I originally started listening to his series in preparation of precepts upon precepts studying revelation! and it made it a whole lot easier on me! I am ones and those who actually understands revelation!


    I wish there were more people out there like Dr. Bill and there would be more Christians without a doubt!


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    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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