This commentary is designed to help the student of Scripture gain a mastery of the Book of Acts so that its content may master his soul and make him a better witness to the power of Jesus. Dr. Custer has written a commentary that is scholarly yet practical, comprehensive without being cumbersome, and one that remains doctrinally sound. It tackles solutions to the alleged “discrepancies,” and gives practical applications to strengthen the believer in his faith. The commentary, besides providing historical background and interpretation to the text, draws upon the reverent comments of preachers and writers of the past, from the Homilies of John Chrysostom to contemporary authors
[This] commentary reveals a rare balance between the intellectual and the practical. It will prove to be a tremendous help to the serious student of the Word of God. I heartily recommend this commentary to anyone desiring to have a better understanding of the Book of Acts.
—Ernest D. Pickering
Stewart Custer received a B.A. and M.A. in Bible and a Ph.D. in Greek text from Bob Jones University. He began teaching at BJU in 1955 as a graduate assistant in Greek. Besides teaching Biblical Theology, Methods of Bible Exposition, and advanced Greek courses at BJU, Custer was the director of the university’s planetarium and produced programs for public viewing. He was chairman of the Division of Bible and editor of Biblical Viewpoint, the journal of BJU’s School of Religion, until his retirement. Dr. Custer has been in demand as an expository preacher, visiting many churches to present a series of expositions on a single book of Scripture or to speak on specific topics such as the fallacies of evolution or the inspiration of the Bible. He currently serves as the pastor of Trinity Bible Church in Greer, SC.