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Luke: A Devotional Commentary for Study and Preaching (People's Bible Commentary) (The People's Bible Commentary) Paperback – 23 Oct 1998

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: BRF (The Bible Reading Fellowship) (23 Oct. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841010278
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841010274
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.7 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 610,095 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A popular series aimed at general readers who want scholarly material at an accessible level. Church Times To be commended as a practical way to make and keep the Word of God living and active. New Directions Altogether a highly recommended series. The Franciscan

About the Author

Henry Wansbrough OSB is a monk at Ampleforth Abbey in Yorkshire. He is Executive Secretary of the International Commission for Producing an English-Language Lectionary (ICPEL) for the Roman Catholic Church. He is a regular contributor to the Bible reading notes Guidelines and author of The People's Bible Commentary volume on Luke (BRF, 1998), 40 Days with Paul (BRF, 2009) and The Psalms (BRF, 2014).


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This commentary highlights how the poor have the good news preached to them in Luke's Gospel. Today, that would be the equivalent of the unemployed having the gospel preached to them. What is good news to the unemployed? How relevant is the gospel to the unemployed? The commentator shows the reversal of fortune between the rich and the poor. The rich man loses his wealth, and the poor have a comfortable place in heaven. In other words there needs to be an equilibrium. The rich and the well off need to redistribute their wealth to the poor so that there are equal opportunities for everyone to participate in society and enjoy the fruits of life. When rich people become Christians they find it desirable to share their wealth rather than being obliged to distribute it. Therefore, it is the responsibility of rich Christians to bring good news to the poor by sharing their wealth with those who are unemployed or disadvantaged.
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A really helpful book by an excellent writer
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