From the cover, A BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES looks at the extension of Jesus' work beyond his Palestinian life. From what Theophilus has read in the Gospel, explains Kilgallen in his introduction, and from what he will read in Acts, he and others like him will realize how firm and reliable are the truths which they have been taught. A BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES is the second of two companion volumes, In this and the first book, A BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE GOSPEL OF LUKE, author John J. Kilgallen shows the ways in which the Gospel of Luke and Luke's Acts of the Apostles are formed around one central theme idea, namely, God's salvation of the world through Jesus Christ. The author also offers insights, chapter by chapter, to Luke's stories and sayings. By systematically addressing the difficult problems in Luke's verses, the theological, the spiritual, and the historical, Kilgallen helps the reader understand the movement of Luke's thought. Both these commentaries are very readable and may be used in Bible study groups in the home or parish as well as in high school and college classes. Kilgallen's volumes bring to the reader a deeper and sharpened perception of the meaning of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles.