After the Resurrection, the apostles asked, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” (Acts 1:6) Witnesses of the Messiah will guide you through Acts of the Apostles and show you how the Church founded upon the apostles is the restoration of the kingdom. As insightful as it is easy to read, Witnesses of the Messiah is ideal for individual or group study.
About the author:
Stephen Pimentel is a writer and speaker on Catholic apologetics and Scripture. He is the author of Envoy of the Messiah: On the Acts of the Apostles 16-28 (Emmaus Road, 2005) and a contributor to Catholic for a Reason III: Scripture and the Mystery of the Mass (Emmaus Road, 2004). He holds a Master of Arts in theology from Christendom College.
“In this important work, Stephen Pimentel shows how all of God’s actions in salvation history find their climax not only in Christ, but also in the Church. Indeed, Pimentel makes Luke’s vision of the early Church come alive by showing how the Church embodies nothing less than the Davidic kingdom restored, where faithful Israelites and Gentiles are reunited in God’s royal worldwide family. Witnesses of the Messiah captures and presents this central theme in Acts in a style that is highly accessible and compelling. Seldom does a biblical commentary combine clarity and theological insight as well as this one. Highly recommended, especially for individual or group Bible study.”
—Scott Hahn, best-selling author and speaker