Dear Theophilus, in the first volume of this book I wrote on everything that Jesus began to do and teach
until the day he said good-bye to the apostles, the ones he had chosen through the Holy Spirit, and was taken up to heaven.
After his death, he presented himself alive to them in many different settings over a period of forty days. In face-to-face meetings, he talked to them about things concerning the kingdom of God.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)