Esteemed biblical scholar Dale Ralph Davis examines the treasure to be found in Luke’s gospel. His humor and love for his Saviour shine through in this addition to the Focus on the Bible series. Taking a few verses at a time, the exegesis draws the reader into the fascination that Luke has for this man Jesus.
“It’s one thing to prevent someone from dying, but what if the grim reaper has already come through? Hence we must take verses 1–10 and verses 11–17 together, so that we see that Jesus not only keeps one from death but has power to restore even when death has done its worst. This is very instructive: it tells you that Jesus always seems to be far more than you ever imagined Him to be. If you’ve walked with Him for some time, have you not found it to be so?” (Pages 123–124)
… practical, scholarly, whimsical, logical, shrewd, humorous, insightful, creative, thoughtful, gripping. But best of all it is true to the text and intent of Luke’s Gospel and its focal point, Jesus Christ. Davis wonderfully combines a scholar’s skills and wisdom with a storyteller’s knack and a pastoral heart.
—Robert W. Yarbrough, Professor of New Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri
… Davis’s exposition of Luke is so winsome, wise, and illuminating that I found it hard to put down. His pastoral application with stories and illustrations is nothing short of brilliant. Read the exposition, meditate and pray on what you read, and encounter Jesus Christ.
—Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Associate Dean, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
Brimming with insightful exegesis, theological depth, vivid illustration and pastoral application, these two volumes are vintage Dale Ralph Davis. Whether you use them in personal devotion, or a small group, or as a preacher seeking to teach your congregation, this engaging journey through Luke’s gospel will be a very useful and edifying guide.
—Reuben Hunter, Pastor, Trinity West Church, London
Dale Ralph Davis is a minister in residence at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina. Prior to that, he was a professor of Old Testament at the Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, as well as pastor of Woodland Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He is the author of numerous commentaries, including those on Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings and 2 Kings.