Acts: The Power that Changes the World

Howard Brown
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In his study of Acts, Howard Brown shows how the power that God unleashed at Pentecost is still at work in God’s people today, changing people and the world from the inside out.

The book of Acts traces the birth of the early church from its small, inauspicious beginnings to Paul’s arrival in Rome. As Jesus predicted, the kingdom of God started small, but the power of God is still transforming and changing broken people and places. Jesus is still with us, still at work, writing a new history that moves the lives of people in every place to bring heaven to earth until that last great day when he returns.

Through a study of the story of the early church, Acts: The Power that Changes the World will encourage, challenge, and empower readers to live out God’s story in their lives and in their world.

  • Features twelve lessons from Acts, including leader’s notes. 
  • Easy-to-use small group resource includes discussion questions, a short article, and a practical application section that can be used for one-to-one discipleship, small group, or large group settings.
  • Part of the Gospel-Centered Life in the Bible series, examining how the gospel story is revealed through both the Old and New Testaments, published in partnership with Serge.

AUTHOR

Howard Brown, MDiv, has been ordained as a pastor in the Presbyterian Church in America for twenty-five years. He currently serves as the Church Planting Pastor of Kindred Hope Church in Atlanta, GA. Howard is the author of Acts: The Power That Changes the World and a contributing author to Heal Us, Emanuel and Keep Your Head Up. He and his wife Kellie have two boys, Harrison and Clark.

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“Acts is about the ongoing work of Jesus in the world through his people by the power of his Spirit. In this insightful and accessible study guide, Rev. Howard Brown helps his readers to see this clearly, engaging with the message of Acts and leaning into its implications for a robust life of faith today. This guide will be a blessing for congregations, small groups, and individuals.” 
Irwyn L. Ince Jr., Coordinator, Mission to North America 

“This study’s communal approach reflects well the communal nature of God’s kingdom advancement as illustrated in the book of Acts. If you and your gospel community desire to be challenged and inspired to press forward with God’s kingdom mission today, this study is for you.” 
Rev. Charles A. McKnight III, Mission to North America African American Ministries Coordinator 

 “I’m honored to recommend this eminently practical Acts study guide, written by my friend and fellow servant of Christ. Joining streetwise pastoral wisdom to sage biblical insight, Pastor Brown reveals how the book of Acts enlists the church today in the continuing ministry of Christ. I cannot recommend this study highly enough.” 
Rev. Dr. Thomas C. Gibbs, President, Associate Professor of Applied Theology, Covenant Theological Seminary 

Acts: The Power That Changes the World is the ultimate guide for the Bible study teacher or small group leader. Howard Brown’s writing and insights will captivate both the seasoned biblical scholar and the beginner Bible student, connecting Jesus’s work in Acts to the life of a Christian today.”
Rev. Dr. Barbara L. Peacock, Award-winning author of Soul Care in African American Practice and Spiritual Practices for Soul Care; founder of Peacock Soul Care and Barbara L. Peacock Ministries 

"With his prophetic insight and priestly compassion, Howard Brown pulls readers into the first century story of Jesus in Acts while calling us to a life of gospel mission in our own challenging times. If you want a study that will stimulate you and your small group toward following Jesus on mission, explore Acts with Howard!" 
Dr. Dean Faulkner, Director, Reformed Theological Seminary-Charlotte Center for Church Planting; lead pastor, South Charlotte Presbyterian Church 

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