Overview of the book of Acts
The book of Acts has been described as the "pivotal" book in the New Testament, linking the Gospel records with the letters. It carries on the record of the work started by Jesus in preaching the gospel by giving the story of the apostles and their preaching, following the resurrection and ascension of Jesus.
Marks Gospel ends with Christs commission to his apostles to "go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16 v 15). The Acts tells us how they carried out this commission. The two main characters involved in this work are the apostles Peter and Paul