Order No. 9781936270125
Subtitle: Good News for the Poor
The Gospel of St. Luke has been described as “the loveliest book in the world.” It was written by a Gentile for Gentiles, with the purpose of touching their hearts with the Good News of Christ. Luke speaks especially to the poor and the marginalized of society—including women—with an emphasis on joy, healing, and prayer.
With his gift for making the fruits of biblical scholarship accessible to the ordinary layperson, Fr. Lawrence Farley expounds this beautiful account of the life and ministry of Christ for contemporary Christians.
About the Orthodox Bible Study Companion Series This commentary series was written for the average layperson. Working from a literal translation of the original Greek, the commentary examines the text section by section, explaining its meaning in everyday language. Written from an Orthodox and patristic perspective, it maintains a balance between the devotional and the exegetical, feeding both the heart and the mind.
About the Author Archpriest Lawrence Farley currently pastors St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Mission (OCA) in Langley, B.C., Canada. He received his B.A. from Trinity College, Toronto, and his M.Div. from Wycliffe College, Toronto. A former Anglican priest, he converted to Orthodoxy in 1985 and studied for two years at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Seminary in Pennsylvania. He has also published A Daily Calendar of Saints.
Author: Fr. Lawrence Farley
Dimensions: 5.5 X 8.5 inches
Page Length: 432 pages
Publisher: Conciliar Press / Ancient Faith Publishing
Retail Price: $22.95
Posted by Christopher McCulloh on 1st Apr 2014
Just finished what will quite probably be the best book I will ever read. This is the second book by Fr Lawrence R. Farley I've read in as many months. Amazing author. Very balanced, very humble. I can't wait to read more.
Here's the thing I realized after finishing this: Ever since I first "really read" the New Testament several years ago I've wished there was some sort of expanded plain english version. I've picked up different translations and study Bibles etc but have never been happy with them. I got the feeling that I was just "missing" a bunch of stuff, and while I grasped and believed in the "important stuff", so many other things throughout seemed like "filler text" or "fluff", meaning I just wasn't grasping it.
This book is that everyman's translation I wished for. It not only sets forth the original text in a more literal translation (even pointing out three or four verses that he intentionally omits because he believes they were later additions by scribes that they pulled from one of the other three gospels) but then follows the text with an expanded version of the text. So, for each verse there is maybe a paragraph containing the (broken up) text of the verse in bold with explanatory and expanding text to put it in context and explain the meaning.
I can't recommend this book highly enough. An amazing read.