How did the Church begin?The book of Acts spans thirty years and is a record of the spread of Christianity from the coming of the Spirit on the day of Pentecost to Paul's arrival in Rome. This self-study guide will enable you to understand the formation and the development of the Church. Patterns of church life and principles for missionary work are among the topics discussed.The books in the Jensen Bible Self-Study Guide series are designed to provide you with a broader understanding of God's Word. Offering historical context and background, author information, charts, and other helps, these books will equip you with a comprehensive reference tool you'll return to often. Each study includes an opportunity for analysis, response, and further study in a response-oriented format. The thirty-nine books in this series are suitable for both personal and group use.