Professor of New Testament Matthew Skinner’s most recent book, “Acts: Catching Up with the Spirit,” was published in March by Abingdon Press. Written for a lay audience, the book encourages readers to explore how the Acts of the Apostles can help them live faithfully today.
Skinner’s book is not a commentary; it does not provide an in-depth, chapter-by-chapter exploration of Acts. Instead he examines six themes in Acts—including what God does, discernment and change, and opposition—and how these themes can encourage readers in their own faith journeys.
Jaime Clark-Soles, professor of New Testament at Perkins School of Theology, writes, “Skinner calls us to a daring life, risking not so much mere stormy seas, snakebites, magicians, but real daring, risking following the Holy Spirit into deep (even sacrificial) care of our neighbor at both the personal and social systemic levels, transformative hospitality, expansive inclusion, and, in Skinner’s words, ‘generous unity.’”