In The Acts of the Apostles: Good News for All People Fr. Anderson describes how the Book of Acts recounts the origins of the Church and its growth from the persecution of the followers of Jesus through the spread of the faith as his followers fled and brought their faith with them to areas outside of Judaism. The ministry of Peter and other early missionaries begins the study with a major portion of the book following the missionary journeys of Paul, beginning with his conversion to faith in Christ and his ministry among the Gentiles. Throughout, Anderson explains the dominant role the Holy Spirit plays in the spread of Christianity. He addresses the rapid and dramatic changes in the years following the Ascension of Jesus and the political and religious challenges his disciples endured. Through this study of Acts, we will see that the mission of the Twelve has become the mission of many, as we are called to gift the world with the message of Jesus through our lives today.