In his motivational sequel to Be Dynamic (Acts 1-12), best-selling author Warren Wiersbe skillfully explains the book of Acts to the layperson and the pastor alike. A respected pastor and a man whose study series has sold over 4 million copies, Wiersbe affectionately calls the apostle Luke "Dr. Luke" as he shows how Dr. Luke recorded Paul's missionary journeys.
Readers travel through dungeon prisons, see the ancient world as if it were today, and witness the marvelous work God can do through a few souls fully surrendered to His purposes. They witness Paul's conversion and spot his imperfections, yet still they enter his successes as the Lord uses Him to preach Good News to the lost and dying. Because there are hardships today, places where God is unwelcome, and people whose hearts are unreceptive, both young and old will benefit from knowing that Paul's God is their God-the God of the ages. They will persevere till the finish line to "win the prize for which God [calls them] heavenward in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:13).
About the Author
Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe (1929–2019) was an internationally known Bible teacher, author, and conference speaker. He served as the pastor of Moody Church in Chicago from 1971 to 1978. In his lifetime, Dr. Wiersbe wrote over 170 books—including the popular BE series, which has sold over four million copies. Dr. Wiersbe was awarded the Gold Medallion Lifetime Achievement by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA). His writing will impact generations to come.
Table of Contents
The Big Idea: An Introduction to Be Daring Ken Baugh 5
A Word from the Author 11
1 God Opens the Doors (Acts 13-14) 13
2 Don't Close the Doors! (Acts 15:1-35) 27
3 More Open Doors (Acts 15:36-16:40) 41
4 Responding to God's Word (Acts 17) 53
5 It's Always Too Soon to Quit (Acts 18:1-22) 67
6 Excitement in Ephesus (Acts 18:23-19:41) 81
7 A Minister's Farewell (Acts 20) 95
8 The Misunderstood Missionary (Acts 21:1-22:29) 109
9 Paul the Prisoner (Acts 22:30-23:35) 123
10 Paul the Witness (Acts 24) 135
11 Paul the Defender (Acts 25-26) 149
12 Paul Arrives in Rome (Acts 27-28) 163