Dan @ Bibledude dot net is doing a splurge of book giveaways this month and the present giveaway is a book on the Gospel of Luke by Michael Card. Here is some notes about it:
Michael Card has made his mark as a musician, but his latest project looks pretty interesting. The book reads like a commentary as Card shares his thoughts passage-by-passage through the Gospel of Luke. Today’s resource also comes with a sampler CD of music inspired by this project!
Luke: The Gospel of Amazement (The Biblical Imagination Series) by Michael Card (IVP, 2011).
From start to finish, the book of Luke is filled with amazement. Throughout the life and ministry of Jesus, those who met him were astonished by their encounter, from the shepherds at the nativity to the disciples at the empty tomb.
With careful attention to detail, Michael Card embarks on an imaginative journey through the Gospel of Luke. He introduces us to Luke the historian and imagines his life as a Gentile, a doctor and a slave. Card explores Luke’s compelling account of this dynamic rabbi who astounded his hearers with parables and paradoxes. What might Luke have experienced as he interviewed eyewitnesses of Jesus? What leads Luke to focus on the marginalized and the unlikely? Why does Luke include certain details that the other Gospel writers omit? Join Michael Card in the work of opening heart and mind to the “Gospel of Amazement.”
On a personal note, I know Card may not be a biblical scholar per se, but after reading Tim Gombis’s The Drama of Ephesians, I like these kinds of non-traditional approaches to writing on books of the Bible – Eugene Peterson does this too and I like it. If, and that could be a big if, I win a copy, I promised to review it. We’ll see how it goes.