If ever there was a hostile environment for the gospel, it was the strife-torn ethnically diverse backwater of the Roman Empire known as Palestine following the ascension of Jesus. In the sequel to his Gospel, Luke tells how the Holy Spirit transformed a ragtag band of believers into a unified, world-engaging church. Beginning from Jerusalem, they made converts throughout Judea, Samaria and the rest of the known world. Followers of Christ in our own increasingly postmodern, post-Christian culture can find here inspiration and insight that will aid them in their own witness to the unchanging Lord of life. In this engaging, pastorally oriented commentary, readers will find an introduction with background material concerning authorship, date and purpose, as well as a summary of important theological themes. A passage-by-passage exposition follows that focuses on understanding what Luke had to say to his original readers in order to see its relevance for the church today.