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Luke never met Jesus. Unlike the other Gospel writers, he never witnessed Jesus perform miracles or heard Him impart the Word that healed the souls of so many. No, his was a belief built on faith alone, like that of believers today. And his Gospel, filled with the stories of the Lord's divinity, speaks to the hearts of Christians everywhere. In Luke's Story, we follow him as he rises from Greek slave to university-educated physician.

Along the way, he meets Saul of Tarsus, a formidable Hebrew debater who becomes both Luke's role model and greatest competitor. Luke is intrigued but skeptical when he hears tales of a man named Jesus who purportedly performs great miracles of healing. But the dramatic story of the conversion and redemption of Saul, now called Paul, and the miraculous healing of one of his own patients by prayer, irreversibly changes Luke's spiritual life. He pledges himself to Christ and makes the life-changing choice to write a Gospel based on years of interviewing believers about their conversions and listening to stories of the Lord's life from those who knew Him - most important, His mother, Mary. Luke wrote his Gospel to appeal to women, nonbelievers, and the disenfranchised. The result is scripture rich in the miraculous stories of Jesus that touches people all over the world today.

©2009 Jerry B. Jenkins (P)2009 Penguin

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  • Euless, TX, United States
  • 01-14-12

Not Historically accurate

Was Luke's Story worth the listening time?

The story itself was good. But I was shocked at the level of inaccurate history that was protrayed. The research was good on the biblical side. But there was little research done on the historical side. I was most annoyed by the protrayal of University in ancient times. That was totally off base. It made me doubt the rest of the story. It jolted me out of the place I had been in, enjoying the story. Luke's clinic was also inaccurate for that time and place.

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