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Saved: Experiencing the Promise of the Book of Acts
Guthrie, Nancy

Saved: Experiencing the Promise of the Book of Acts

ISBN: 9781433592867
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Book Description:

Nancy Guthrie Presents a Theologically Rich and Comprehensive Guide through the Book of Acts

The book of Acts is set within the larger story of the outworking of God's plan to save for himself a people from every nation-the story that runs from Genesis to Revelation. Within its pages are dramatic accounts of the Spirit falling, the apostles' preaching, conflict with Jewish opposition to welcoming in the Gentiles, and the invasion of the good news of King Jesus into the Roman Empire.

In Saved, bestselling author Nancy Guthrie provides an accessible, theologically sound guide to the book of Acts. Over 17 chapters, she invites readers to peer into the lives of the apostles in the days following the resurrection and ascension of Jesus as they experienced new power from the indwelling Holy Spirit and a new understanding of the Old Testament scriptures.

With a friendly and engaging tone, Saved covers the entire book of Acts, providing a solid and accessible study resource for individuals and groups. Additional Saved resources are available separately, including a personal Bible study, a leader's guide for group study, and a companion video series.

  • Comprehensive: Covers the entire book of Acts in 17 short, engaging chapters, with personal application for readers
  • Context: Connects the events of the resurrection, the ascension, Pentecost, and the gospel going to Gentiles to the Old Testament, putting the events in the book of Acts in context of the whole of Scripture's presentation of God's salvation plans and purposes
  • Part of the Saved Suite of Products: Also includes an extensive leader's guide for group study, a personal Bible study, and a companion video series (sold separately)
  • Ideal for Individuals and Small Groups

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Part 1: Salvation in Jerusalem
   Chapter 1: You Will Be My Witnesses (1:1-26)
   Chapter 2: I Will Pour Out My Spirit (2:1-47)
   Chapter 3: In Jesus the Resurrection from the Dead (3:1-4:31)
   Chapter 4: You Will Not Be Able to Overthrow Them (4:32-5:42)
   Chapter 5: The Most High Does Not Dwell in Houses Made with Hands (6:1-7:60)
Part 2: Salvation to Judea and Samaria
   Chapter 6: They Were All Scattered (8:2-40)
   Chapter 7: God's Chosen Instrument (9:1-31)
   Chapter 8: What God Has Made Clean (9:32-11:18)
   Chapter 9: The Hand of the Lord Was with Them (11:19-12:25)
Part 3: Salvation to the Ends of the Earth
   Chapter 10: All That God Had Done with Them (13:1-14:28)
   Chapter 11: Saved through the Grace of the Lord Jesus (15:1-16:5)
   Chapter 12: There Is Another King, Jesus (16:6-17:9)
   Chapter 13: I Have Many in This City Who Are My People (17:10-18:22)
   Chapter 14: The Word Continued to Increase and Prevail Mightily (18:23-20:38)
   Chapter 15: Paul Resolved in His Spirit to Go to Jerusalem (21:1-23:35)
   Chapter 16: So I Always Take Pains to Have a Clear Conscience toward God and Man (24:1-26:32)
   Chapter 17: It Will Be Exactly as I Have Been Told (27:1-28:30)


Nancy Guthrie teaches the Bible at her home church, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee, as well as at conferences around the country and internationally, including her Biblical Theology Workshop for Women. She is the author of numerous books and the host of the Help Me Teach the Bible podcast with the Gospel Coalition. She and her husband founded Respite Retreats for couples who have faced the death of a child, and they are cohosts of the GriefShare video series.


"Salvation is a favorite term of Luke's. Nancy Guthrie faithfully and skillfully walks through Acts, showing that God's heart is for all people to be rescued from their greatest enemies: sin and death. Even though Jesus has ascended to the heavens, the life-giving presence of Jesus continues to spread. This is a must-have book as you work through the narrative."
--Patrick Schreiner, Associate Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

"The introduction alone is worth the price of this book, and the book doesn't disappoint. In it you'll find deep nourishment for your soul and experience an increased desire to apply yourself to the study of God's word. With careful exposition and passion, Nancy Guthrie leads us to see our Savior's work in the book of Acts and (to paraphrase her) 'makes us long to live in God's kingdom and experience his power more than ever before.' This book is an invaluable resource for individual or group study."
--Donna Dobbs, Women and Children's Ministry Director, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Mississippi

"Nancy Guthrie's Saved gets at the heart of Acts. Her volume reminds the church of the resurrected Lord sitting on the Father's throne. Christ pours out the Spirit upon believers, and the Spirit ensures the arrival of God's glory to the ends of the earth. What began in the first century continues today, and we must reconsider our calling as it relates to our community and the world around us."
--Benjamin L. Gladd, Executive Director, Carson Center for Theological Renewal; series editor, Essential Studies in Biblical Theology

"Nancy Guthrie walks us through the book of Acts, helping us marvel at the big themes and enjoy the unexpected details, all of which come together to give us confidence that as the news of the risen Jesus is proclaimed, God is saving people. Getting to know Acts can be a daunting prospect, especially if you want to teach through it. I'm thrilled to have a resource like this, which I will be turning to on a regular basis."
--Amy Wicks, Associate for Women's Discipleship and Pastoral Care, St. Silas Church, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Additional Information:

Cover: Softcover
Number of Pages: 281
Publisher: Crossway
Publication Date: 2024