If you’re looking for a solid expositional commentary on Acts from a reformed theological perspective, I highly recommend Acts (St. St. Andrews Expositional Commentary) by R. C. Sproul. There are few reformed pastor/teachers with as much experience in the verse-by-verse exposition of the Scriptures as R.C. Sproul. Since 1997, Sproul has pastored St. Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Florida, where he serves as Senior Pastor of Preaching and Teaching.
This is the latest volume in the St. Andrews Expositional Commentary Series, published by Crossway Books. It takes it’s place beside Sproul’s previously-published commentaries on Romans and John, and his volume on 1 & 2 Peter due out in March of 2011. These commentaries are expository sermons straight from Sproul’s St. Andrew’s pulpit, where he preaches verse by verse through books of the Bible. There is not a lot of exegesis here, so if you are looking for a commentary heavy on word study, you will not find that here. What you will find is clear exposition of the text with application to life and Sproul’s characteristic story-telling style. Anyone who is familiar with Sproul’s teaching, either as a conference speaker, from Ligonier Ministries resources, his books or the St. Andrews pulpit, will know exactly what to expect and will not be disappointed. Since receiving my review copy of this volume on Acts from Crossway, I have also purchased Sproul’s commentary on John. I look forward to acquiring the entire series as it becomes available, and I commend it to all who are interested in solid expositional commentaries from the reformed tradition.
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