What really happened after Acts?
If you’ve ever wondered what happened to the biblical characters after Acts—from the well-known Matthew to the lesser-known Bartholomew—then this book is for you. Join Dr. Bryan Litfin as he guides you through Scripture and other ancient literature to sift fact from fiction, real-life from legend.
Skillfully researched and clearly written, After Acts is as accurate as it is engaging. Gain a window into the religious milieu of the ancient and medieval church. Unearth artifacts and burial sites. Learn what really happened to your favorite characters and what you should truly remember them for.
- Did Paul ever make it to Spain? Was he beheaded in Rome?
- Is it true that Peter was crucified upside down?
- Was the Virgin Mary really bodily assumed into heaven?
4 stars. This is not a sit down and read for enjoyment type of book, but I knew it wouldn’t be before I requested it. I am the type of person that likes research and likes to delve into knowing more about a topic. This book fits that description. If you like to just sit in church and be spoon fed what someone else wants you to know, keep looking. But I encourage everyone to read for themselves and research for themselves to be better educated, not only on topics pertaining to the bible, but to become familiar with the times that the bible was written in and that the bible references. This book helps you do those things. Through the careful research of a biblical scholar and historian, the author presents in this book what happens to the apostles after their story in the bible leaves off. I found it to be educational, and I do recommend this book. I can’t say I disagreed with anything in it, which can be rare for me in a Christian book, as those who know me will attest to. Therefore, I give the author high praise for sticking to historical facts and not using the book to interject a soapbox political or religious opinion throughout. I prefer books written this way. However, due to the nature of the book being what it is, it made for a dry read so it was a bit difficult to make it through too much of it at one time, so it took a while to finish.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for a review. I was not required to post a positive review, and all opinions are my own.