• Peter Leithart's blog entries on Luke are available at


  • Bock, Darrell L. Luke. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Books, 1994-1996. Vol. 1: 988 pages. ISBN: 0801010535. Vol. 2: 1162 pages. ISBN: 0801010527
  • Ellis, E. Earle. The Gospel of Luke. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2003. 326 pages. ISBN: 1592442072.
  • Fitzmyer, Joseph A. The Gospel According to Luke (Anchor Bible Series). Garden City, NY: Anchor Bible, 1982-1985. Vol. 1: ISBN: 0385005156 hardcover. Vol. 2: 840 pages. ISBN: 0385516010 pbk.
    • Good literary insights at times.
  • Green, Joel. The Gospel of Luke (New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids, Mich.: W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 1997. 928 pages. ISBN: 0802823157.
    • Highly recommended. Green is a bit weak theologically, but does a nice job bringing out Lukan intertextualities; he will help you deal with Luke's use of the OT. If you're going to get just one commentary, get this one.
  • Johnson, Luke Timothy. The Gospel of Luke (Sacra Pagina Series, Vol 3). Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 1992. 466 pages. ISBN: 0814658059.
    • Literary commentary by a leading Roman Catholic.
  • Just, Arthur A., ed. Luke. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity? Press, 2003. 444 pages. ISBN: 0830814884.
  • LaVerdiere?, Eugene. Luke. Collegeville, Minn. : Liturgical Press, c1990. 296 pages. ISBN: 0814651283.
  • Talbert, Charles H. Reading Luke: A Literary and Theological Commentary. Rev. ed. Macon, GA: Smyth & Helwys Pub., 2002. 284 pages. 1573123935.
    • Of questionable value, but might be worth looking at if you can pick up a cheap used copy.
  • Wright, N.T. Luke for Everyone. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2004. 319 pages. ISBN: 0664227848.


  • Bailey, Kenneth E. Poet & Peasant and Through Peasant Eyes: A Literary-cultural Approach to the Parables in Luke. Grand Rapids, Mich.: W. B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 1983. 448 pages. ISBN: 0802819478.
  • Cassidy, Richard J. Jesus, Politics, and Society: A Study of Luke's Gospel. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1978. ISBN: 088344237X.
  • LaVerdiere?, Eugene. Dining in the Kingdom of God: The Origins of the Eucharist According to Luke. Chicago, IL: Liturgy Training Publications, c1994. 227 pages. ISBN: 1568540221.
  • LaVerdiere?, Eugene. The Breaking of the Bread: The Development of the Eucharist According to Acts. Chicago, IL: Liturgy Training Publications, c1998. 249 pages. ISBN: 1568541481.
  • Garrett, Susan R. The Demise of the Devil: Magic and the Demonic in Luke's Writings. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1990. 179 pages. ISBN: 0800624092.
  • Heil, John Paul. The Meal Scenes in Luke-Acts. Society of Biblical Literature, 1999. 380 pages. ISBN: 1589831535.
  • Karris, Robert J. Luke: Artist and Theologian: Luke's Passion Account as Literature. New York: Paulist Press, 1985. 130 pages. ISBN: 0809126516 pbk.
  • Marshall, I. Howard. The Gospel Of Luke. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1978. 928 pages. ISBN: 0802835120.
  • Marshall, I. Howard. Luke: Historian & Theologian. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity? Press, 1998. 252 pages. ISBN: 0830815139.
  • Moessner, David P., ed. Jesus and the Heritage of Israel. Harrisburg, Pa.: Trinity Press International, 2000. 395 pages. ISBN: 1563382938 pbk.
    • Needs to be read discerningly, but will help get your juices flowing.
  • Moessner, David P. Lord of the Banquet: The Literary and Theological Significance of the Lukan Travel Narrative. Harrisburg, Pa.: Trinity Press International, 1998. 372 pages. ISBN: 1563382423.
    • Needs to be read discerningly, but will help get your juices flowing. Examines the so-called Lukan travel narrative in light of the OT.
  • Tannehill, Robert C. The Narrative Unity of Luke-Acts: The Gospel According to Luke. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1986. ISBN: 0800625579 pbk.
  • Tannehill, Robert C. The Narrative Unity of Luke-Acts: The Acts of the Apostles. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1990. ISBN: 0800625587 pbk.

Other Relevant Works

  • Wright, N. T. Jesus and the Victory of God. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1997. 741 pages. ISBN: 0800626826.
    • Highly Recommended.
  • Green, Joel B. and Michael C. McKeever?. Luke-Acts and New Testament Historiography. Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Academic, 1994. 148 pages. ISBN: 0801038723.
    • Contains an annotated listing of works published on Luke-Acts.