This is a good study of the majority of the gospel of Luke. Wiggenhorn has done lots of research and adds supplementary historical and cultural information throughout the study. There are a few journeys into the Greek text but not many. The writing style is pleasant to read and this would make a good study for someone wanting to study the life of Jesus as shown through Luke, whether for the first time or as a reacquainting experience. Wiggenhorn provides many opportunities to relate the information in the gospel to everyday life.
Unfortunately, some passages of Luke are not covered. Luke 12:49-59 is an example. There, Jesus talked about bringing division, a topic Wiggenhorn did not cover. The last half of Luke chapter 11 is also ignored. Potential Bible study leaders should know which passages are ignored and be prepared to answers questions on those passages from their own independent research.
Each of the 40 lessons (8 weeks) is designed to take about twenty to thirty minutes to complete. It begins with a Bible passage and a theme title. Questions help readers contemplate the Scripture verses and apply the principles to life. Space is given for drawing or otherwise responding to time spent in relationship with God. Some of the questions are also suitable for group discussion and additional free resources are available at a website given in the text.
You can read an excerpt here.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
ERICA WIGGENHORN is the founder of Every Life Ministries, bringing the truths of Scripture to transform lives. She teaches in various local and national venues and serves on the women's ministry leadership team for her church. She's also taught women in the Arizona State Prison system, and overseas. She loves to bring God's Word through Bible teaching, conferences, seminars and retreats. A graduate of Azusa Pacific University, Erica lives in Phoenix with her husband, Jonathan, and their two children, Eliana and Nathan. For more information about Erica, her Bible studies, and writing/speaking ministry, visit www.EricaWiggenhorn.com.
Moody Publishers, 256 pages.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.