Michael Card | IVP Books
Luke: The Gospel of Amazement is the first release in the Biblical Imagination Series,
which will also engage the rest of the canonical Gospels. In the series, Michael
Card, an award-winning musician, pays homage to his mentor, scholar William
Lane, who taught him how to read the Bible with “informed imagination,” linking
the mind and heart.
Card, who holds a master’s degree
in biblical studies, works his way through Luke’s Gospel not line by line, but
with blocks of text and bigger themes. For instance, he explains that Luke
serves as a bridge between the Old Testament faith of waiting for Christ to the
New Testament faith of following Him.
Readers will come to understand
that Luke was not an eyewitness. Rather, he was a meticulous historian as well
as a doctor, a gentile and perhaps even a slave.
Though Card taps into the
discoveries of scholars, his work is accessible to the lay reader. Overall, he
lives up to his goal of providing a fresh, rich approach to the biblical text.
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