Patrick Schreiner (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is associate professor of New Testament and biblical theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. He is the author of The Kingdom of God and the Glory of the Cross; Matthew, Disciple and Scribe; The Ascension of Christ; and The Visual Word.
“Given the size and complexity of the book of Acts, scholars have proposed various candidates for the main theological themes and offered analysis for how they all fit together. In this engaging work, Patrick Schreiner shows that the idea of God as Trinity is foundational to the entire book of Acts and that Luke’s other emphases develop and cohere in light of this central truth. This study would be an excellent resource for anyone wishing to delve more deeply into the message and intention of Acts.”
David Peterson, Emeritus Faculty Member, Moore College; author, The Acts of the Apostles
“Patrick Schreiner offers here a valuable and beautifully wrapped gift to every serious reader of the book of Acts. Not only does Schreiner discuss each major theological theme of Acts in depth, which is itself a significant contribution, but he is careful to show how Luke integrates these various themes into an overarching, powerful, and rich theological message that resonates with the church in every age as it desperately seeks renewal. Schreiner’s lively writing style makes this book a joy to read, his many graphs and images render the work easily understandable, and his allusions to contemporary popular culture reinforce his underlying conviction that the message of Acts is every bit as relevant today as when it first burst onto the scene.”
David R. Bauer, Ralph Waldo Beeson Professor of Inductive Biblical Studies; Dean, School of Biblical Interpretation, Asbury Theological Seminary
“Patrick Schreiner has given us a solid look at the theology of one of the most underappreciated books of the New Testament: the book of Acts. He shows clearly how Luke’s look at history and the promise that is at the heart of the early church is not about the acts of the apostles but about the unfolding acts of God that are still at work in our world. This work will develop your appreciation for what God has done and is doing, and who we are called to be as members of his church.”
Darrell L. Bock, Executive Director of Cultural Engagement, The Hendricks Center, Dallas Theological Seminary