Reading Luke for the First Time
Author Wilfrid J Harrington OP
Publisher Paulist Press/Alban Books £9.99
At the start of a new lectionary year, it can be useful to read through the whole gospel, accompanied by a short and simple guide. Harrington’s book is such a guide, taking the reader through many of Luke’s central themes and contrasting when appropriate with the other Gospels. Helpfully, the author demonstrates links with the Acts of the Apostles, seeing both books as two parts of the same work. As this is an introduction, I would have hoped for a fuller bibliography but there is a useful glossary of main terms used. If you are looking for a commentary to assist in sermon preparation, then you need to look elsewhere. If you want an overview of the gospel and its relationship with other New Testament material then this is a good place to start.
New Testament Analysis