According to Luke

David Gooding, Ipswich

Category: Book Review

By David Gooding. Large paperback, 362pp. Published by Gospel Folio Press, 304 Killaly St. West, Port Colborne, ON L3K 6A6. ISBN 1-88270180-1

Here is a book originally published in 1987 that deserves to be brought forward and introduced to a new generation of readers. Although bearing the modest sub-heading, ‘A physician’s remarkable prescription for living in this biography of Jesus of Nazareth’, it must take its place among the better commentaries on Luke’s Gospel that are available. Beautifully written, it concentrates upon the literary structure of Luke, endeavouring to ‘understand Luke’s flow of thought and the message which he was inspired to convey’. In an introductory chapter David Gooding sets out the form of his approach to the study as ‘highly technical’. For this reason he suggests that some readers may prefer to go straight through to the commentary section and having worked through that, return to the introductory chapter afterwards where all at that stage will be more easily understood.

The commentary itself is written in language that is anything but technical, and must surely benefit readers of all sorts. The vivid way in which he presents his material enhances the message of the gospel, in that it increases our appreciation of the perfection and beauty of Christ’s devoted service on earth. His comments are highly perceptive, original and calculated to open up new avenues of thought in the minds of readers. Here is a book that should take its place on the shelves of all dedicated Bible students.

There are 25 articles in
ISSUE (2004, Volume 59 Issue 1)

1 Corinthians 15-16 (1)

Abel - A Keeper Of Sheep

According to Luke

Altars In The Life Of Abraham

Broken Things

The Christian Life

The Deity Of The Lord Jesus


Gospel Work And Other Activities

The Holy War, A Modern English Version

How Does A Christian Deal With Feelings Of Guilt?

In Trouble and Joy, Four Women Who Lived for God

An Appreciation OfIvan Steeds

John Mark, Meet For The Master’s Use

The Little Maid

The Lord Jesus as the Word of God in John’s Gospel

Nearing Home

New Testament Assemblies In Shetland - A History

Prayer The Powerhouse

Seven Sights For Sore Eyes

Themes and Issues from Pilgrim’s Progress

They Are Not Of This World

Trusts And Trustees, Additional Clarification

What Is Your Motivation For Serving God?

Work In Schools

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