The acts of the apostles koin greek prxeis apostln latin acts apostolrum often referred to simply as acts or formally the book of acts is the fifth book of the new testament it tells of the founding of the christian church and the spread of its message to the roman empire acts and the gospel of luke make up a two part work lukeacts . 1 in my earlier work theophilus i dealt with everything jesus had done and taught from the beginning 2 until the day he gave his instructions to the apostles he had chosen through the holy spirit . The acts of the apostles is the second book written by st luke and serves as a sequel to his gospel acts follows the gospel of st john and precedes the letter of st paul to the romans in the new testament of the bible luke was the only gentile writer of the new testament colossians 410 14. Acts is not a complete record of everything that happened in the church after the saviors ascension luke wrote mainly about the ministry of the apostle paul and included a few records about peter and the other apostles acts is the last book in the new testament that tells a story the rest of the books are letters and visions from that time. Acts of the apostles the second part of the work that begins with the gospel according to luke is the story of the early church after jesuss martyrdom like luke acts is addressed to the unknown reader theophilus and in the introduction to acts it is made clear that it is a continuation of
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