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Luke, 2 vols. (Reformed Expository Commentary | REC)

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Written after Jesus’ earthly ministry had come to an end, when word of his teachings and actions had spread to those who had never seen him firsthand, Luke is “the Gospel of knowing for sure.” Luke tells us that he wanted to provide an orderly account of the life of Jesus that would help people be more certain of the good news of his death and resurrection.

The purpose of this commentary is to make Luke’s message clear for a contemporary audience by explaining, illustrating, and applying its truth to everyday life, with the hope that readers will understand the Gospel and come to full assurance of salvation, as Luke intended. If an account of Jesus’ life was needed in Luke’s time, how much more acutely is it needed in ours—and Luke’s Gospel stands as ready as ever to fill this need.

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“But the principle also has a wider application. Anyone who has seen Jesus with the eyes of faith is prepared to die. And anyone who has not seen him—whether young or old—is not ready to die at all. When we see Jesus and his salvation, we are ready to be dismissed from this life in peace and enter the life to come. Have you seen Jesus by faith? Have you seen him crucified for your sins? Have you seen him raised for your salvation? It is then and only then that you are prepared to die.” (Volume 1, Page 94)

“The main point is that a neighbor is something we are, not something we have, and that for believers in Christ, neighborly love is a whole way of life.” (Volume 1, Page 547)

“The objection Zechariah raised is the objection that people always raise: he did not believe in the supernatural power of God. He was looking at things from the merely human point of view. He had his biology right, but not his theology.” (Volume 1, Page 24)

“This is not a biblical prayer, although it has some biblical language in it. The problem is that it treats Mary as the source of grace rather than as an object of grace. People pray to Mary because they think she has grace to give. But the phrase ‘full of grace’ is based on a Latin translation (the Vulgate) that is really a mistranslation.” (Volume 1, Page 31)

“This parable is more about faithfulness than giftedness: every believer has the same responsibility to work hard for the kingdom until Jesus comes again. We have all received the same gospel, and Jesus wants us to put it to work in the world.” (Volume 2, Page 319)

Philip Ryken has provided the serious Bible student, the learning preacher, and the growing Christian with an invaluable asset through his commentary on Luke. His customary clarity and scholarship is presented in a style of communication that is informative, inspiring, and inviting. What a blessing for the Kingdom: a faithful commentary which is also an absorbing page-turner.

—Harry L. Reeder III, senior pastor, Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, AL

Simply the finest expository commentary I have read in 20 years. Combining keen biblical insight, doctrinal depth, and beautiful exposition, Ryken’s Luke is a commentary of enduring value for the church.

Richard D. Phillips, senior minister, Second Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, AL

  • Title: Luke, Volumes 1 & 2
  • Author: Philip Graham Ryken
  • Series: Reformed Expository Commentary
  • Volume: 1 & 2
  • Publisher: P&R
  • Print Publication Date: 2009
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Pages: 1461
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. N.T. Luke › Commentaries
  • Resource ID: LLS:REC63LU
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2024-03-27T19:33:58Z

Philip G. Ryken (1966–) has served as the president of Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, since 2010. He earned degrees from Wheaton College, Westminster Theological Seminary, and a doctorate from the University of Oxford.

Ryken was the senior minister of Philadelphia’s Tenth Presbyterian Church (where James Boice and Donald Barnhouse served previously) for about 15 years before he became the president of Wheaton College. He has been ordained as a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America.

Ryken has authored over 30 books, including several volumes in the Preaching the Word Collection, the Reformed Expository Commentary, the Crossway Spiritual Growth Collection, Written in Stone, Discovering God in Stories from the Bible, and Exodus: Saved for God's Glory.




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  1. Tom Beetham

    Tom Beetham


    I have been preaching through Luke at my church now for probably over 2 1/2 years. I have used many commentaries, some exegetical and some more expository and devotional. I absolutely love Darrell Bock for his exegetical commentaries (and his little IVP volume). But for expository help and further insight into the text, Phil Ryken (REC) is absolutely superb. I have consistently found it to be exegetically responsible (he has done his homework) and full of theological and applicational insight. I recommend these volumes very highly indeed, both for pastors and lay people who want to study the book. It is easy to understand, even though it has great depth.
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