A masterful storyteller with the compassion of a physician, Luke paints a picture of Jesus as healer, full of mercy, forgiveness, and love. The Gospel of Luke features the lovely Magnificat, Mary's love song to God, and the nativity story heard in Christmas pageants around the world. Luke includes three parables not heard in any other gospel: the prodigal son, the good Samaritan, and the unjust judge. Luke, also believed to be the author of the book of Acts, emphasizes prayer as central to the life of faith.
Authors include: J. Neil Alexander, Marjorie Brown, Matthew Croasmun, Robert S. Dannals, Miguel Escobar, Vicki Garvey, Scott Hayashi, Stephen Huber, Mike Kinman, Jeffrey D. Lee, Russell Levenson Jr., Edward S. Little II, William Lupfer, John M. McCardell Jr., Andrew B. McGowan, Christine T. McSpadden, Sara Miles, Kate Moorehead, C.K. Robertson, Matthew Sleeth, Dabney T. Smith, Martin L. Smith, Gregory E. Sterling, Dame Mary Tanner, Miroslav Volf, Jesse Zink, and Marek P. Zabriskie.