Commentary on Acts of the Apostles
by John William McGarvey
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McGarvey, in his introduction to this
commentary, notes that he wrote the work with the reader
in mind. He designed it to be read more as a narrative
than simply as a reference book, and encourages readers to use it so.
Written in the late 19th century, Commentary on the Acts of the
is a verse-by-verse look at Acts, which McGarvey believed many
theologians had misunderstood before. He cites an encyclopedia entry
which he believes best represents the book: "The design of Luke, in
writing Acts, was to supply, by select and suitable instances, an
illustration of the power and working of that religion which Jesus had
died to establish." McGarvey was a teacher for much of his life, so his
commentary is accurate and easy to understand. The book of Acts of
indeed a powerful testimony to Jesus' life, and believers will be
enlightened by McGarvey's intuitive and unique notes on the
CCEL Staff Writer