"The most important thing about The Gospel of Luke and The Acts of the Apostles is this: these two 'books' are two volumes of one work. .... Together they tell the story of Jesus from his birth (with a number of pointers backward to the history of his people, the Jews) until the Gospel of Jesus, the Messiah (the Christ) reaches Rome, the center of Luke's world" (p. 2). "The result is an astonishing accomplishment: the story of Jesus' earthly ministry, and of the earliest days of the church told in such a way as to give an example to the readers of how they ought to live their lives, of what God called them to be and do. It is a story, of course, which is first about God: what God has done and what that now means for us. Luke shows us his readers the God of Israel intervening in human history in three drastic ways, to create the Christian church to be His witness in the world and to do His will" (p. 5).
Contents: [Introduction] -- The first intervention was the sending of Jesus -- The second intervention was the raising of Jesus from the dead -- The third intervention of God is the sending of the Holy Spirit -- The Gospel of Luke -- The Acts of the Apostles.
Author is "Professor Emerita of New Testament, Virginia Theological Seminary". -- p. 15.