The commentary by Bock in the Baker series is a very very wordy one. It is so detailed it had to be split into two volumes. This first volume alone is over 960 pages. Bock delves into the Greek text pointing out nuances and meanings. He compares various other authors handling of the texts and draws his own conclusions. The depth of knowledege is unbeatable. If serious scholarly study of the gospel is what you are after then these two volumes by Bock are essential. However, as a pastor it is not as useful if what you are looking for is how to apply the text to contemporary life. While he does some of this, in the first place it is so difficult to find because one must first plough through the heavy exegesis before you get to the pastoral application. And secondly, because of the heavy exegesis the pastoral application is sparse and in my view in some places inadequate. There is a lot of heavy material in the body of the text even though the footnotes contain the bulk of the detailed references etc. If you are about to preach a sermon on Luke then this is not the best commentary to take down from the shelf. However, if you want to engage in serious Biblical study of the Gospel of Luke then you may need no other commentary but this one and its second voulme.