Luke’s Life of Christ

John Heading, Aberystwyth

Category: Book Review

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This book is more than just a life of Christ, dealing with recorded facts. The author tells us that for three years this material formed the basis of Bible Study meetings, and was the result of much careful and prayerful preparation. These meetings were small, and a larger reader­ ship is now made possible. The style of the book is necessarily detailed, with many references to both Old and New Testaments. A general outline of the Gospel is given in the introduction. There is also a useful overall assessment of each chapter to introduce the commentary, and each separate section of the chapter is outlined clearly. The meticulous coverage of each verse is noteworthy and the individual interpretations of some of the parables, etc, reveal the author's own personal approach to the exposition. Some of these are thought-provoking. As with his prev­ious books, here is a hand-book for study rather than a book to read quickly.

It forms a useful contribution to the study of Luke's portrait of Christ. Notably the author says as he introduces the book, "Alas the Christian church is divided: however the author has no particular group of Christians in mind. The only distinction made is between those that are "evangelical" and men of "non-evangelical" persuasion." We commend the book to the Lord for the blessing of His people.

There are 14 articles in
ISSUE (1981, Volume 32 Issue 6)


The Christian Priesthood (Paper 2)

The Farewell Ministry of Christ, John 13-17

Gambling and Drinking

God Dwelling with His People, Exod. 30. 11 to 31. 18 - Introduction

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

The Great Confederacies

He Sent them forth to Preach

The Lordship of Christ in the Local Assembly (Part 2)

Luke’s Life of Christ

My Responsibility to the Local Church

Never Turn Back, Studies in Hebrews

The Priesthood of Women

What am I to Him? Song of Solomon Chapter 4

This article is not part of a series

There are 66 articles by this author

The Merchants and the Children

The King and the Multitudes

Fruitfulness and Repentance

Communicating Spiritual Things by Spiritual Means

Service with Tears

Acts, A Study in New Testament Christianity

Divine Assessment and Witness

Epaphras, a Faithful Minister of Christ

Paul’s Charge to Timothy, The First Epistle to Timothy

Prophecy and the Present Age

Groupings Amongst Men

The Rapture and Subsequent Events

Summary of Daniel and Revelation

The Four Kingdom Amongst Men

Apostasy and Its End

How I was called to Salvation and Service - Introduction

Divine Involvement in Assembly Service

Types and Shadows in the Epistle to the Hebrews

Understanding 1 & 2 Chronicles - The House of God and its Service

Do You Pray for the Lord’s Servants?

Greater Than

Conversion, Baptism and Service

The Lordship of Christ in the Local Assembly

Luke’s Life of Christ

The Lordship of Christ in the Local Assembly (Part 2)

Prayer, Power, Plenitude, 1. 15 to 2. 10

Position, Privilege, Peace, 2. 11-22

Prisoner, Promise, Preaching, Prayer, Eph. 3. 1-21

Practical: Prophets, Pastors, Perfecting, 4. 1-16

Practical Conduct - Part 1: 4. 17-32

Practical Conduct - Part 2: 5. 1-20

Personal Relationships in the Family, 5. 21 to 6. 9

Power, Protection, Prayer, 6. 10-24

Parents and Children

Daily Bible Readings

The Seven - Thousand Year Miracle (Part 1)

What the Bible Teaches Vol. 6 John

The Seven - Thousand Year Miracle (Part 2)

The Maturity of Writer and Readers

Giving and Keeping

Purpose, Predestination, Pleasure, Praise, 1. 1-14


As Unknown and yet Well Known

The Beauty of the Assembly

The Holy Assembly


Zion (2)

Are You a Trustee?

The Lord's Titles


The Mount of Transfiguration

Genealogy of the Priests

Both Small and Great

Book Reviews

The Unity of the Godhead

Book Reviews


Book Review

Letters of Commendation - Additional Notes

How Amiable Are Thy Tabernacles

Twenty-One Years Ago

They Continued Steadfastly

Book Review

Matthew 21 - The Context of the Chapter

The Vineyard and the Stone

Parable of the Wedding Feast - Matthew 22. 1-14