There is no way to understand the Book of Acts without affirming the existence of a dynamic and living Spirit.
Eugenia Price embodies this Spirit in words which make The Acts a joyous revelation. Something extraordinary happened to the men and women in this New Testament book, ending their grief and filling them with sudden courage. From the moment they poured into the streets on Pentecost to the time of Paul's last words from prison, Jesus energized these early Christians from within.
Their lives reveal the triumphant story of how the church began to "happen," and in those first conflict-torn, joy-filled days we are able to see how it was meant to be, even now, for those of us who call ourselves Christians.
Miss Price writes, "Why it is not this way for us now, or why it is, at best, only this way now and then, I feel we must decide. I find little or no doctrine in the Acts, but I do find life, and great and simple helps in learning to live it."
Learning to Live from the Acts is a sequel to the author's book, Learning to Live from the Gospels.
Eugenia Price was born in Charleston, West Virginia, and attended Ohio and Northwestern Universities. For many years she made her home in Chicago, and then she "accidentally" discovered St. Simons Island, Georgia. She now lives on the Island among the descendants of the characters in her best-selling novels, The Beloved Invader and New Moon Rising.
Here is the good news of the Gospels in the light of Eugenia Price's revealing, dynamic insight as she searches for God's own answers for today's readers. The familiar Gospel words breathe with new life as she cuts through the superficialities of those who attempt to de-emphasize the Bible and draws sharp guidelines which twentieth-century Christians can follow.
Each of Miss Price's favorite Gospel verses is included in the book, followed by her reflections on them. Her exposition of the beloved King James passages rings with authenticity and poetic authority.
In the Preface to Learning To Live From The Gospels, Miss Price writes: "You will find little or no information here concerning who wrote and who did not write the Gospels as we know them. You will find no scientific certification of the miracles ¬ not even a defense of them. God's activities need no defense from us. There are no scholarly apologetics, no exegeses of the more obscure passages of Scripture. I do not know how to do any of this. I find it enough to attempt to learn how to live by the passages I do understand. Having met Christ when I was well along on my earthly journey, what has held my interest from the beginning of my life with Him has not been how to analyze or criticize the Bible, but how to learn to live from it .... I know of no better place to learn how to live than from the four provocative Gospel accounts of the earthly life of the God who loved us enough to become one of us."