"David Pao's richly detailed and persuasive analysis admirably demonstrates the centrality of Isaianic new exodus themes for the soteriology and ecclesiology of Acts, and thereby also illuminates, in an original manner, other important themes in Luke's work."
--Max Turner, London School of Theology
"Enriches and enlivens every thoughtful reading of Acts. No one who teaches or preaches through Acts will want to be without this volume."
--D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
"Contemporary scholarship increasingly recognizes the importance of the Old Testament in the New. Earlier scholars established the significance of Isaiah's theme of the new exodus for the early Christians; now David Pao argues for its central role in Acts and helps us to read Luke's work from a fresh angle."
--I. Howard Marshall, University of Aberdeen
"Pao moves the conversation forward in a welcome way by highlighting the pervasiveness of the Scriptures' influence on Luke's narrative, emphasizing Luke's deployment of the Scriptures in the service of ecclesiology and demonstrating how Luke has appropriated the scriptural tradition in profoundly constructive ways."
--Joel B. Green, Fuller Theological Seminary
"Persuasively shows the wide and deep influence of the Isaianic new exodus motif on Luke's presentation of the early church and the purposes of God in Acts. This careful and detailed work deserves to be read widely. I commend it most warmly to all who wish to increase their understanding of Acts."
--Steve Walton, London School of Theology
"The book is a valuable contribution to a comprehensive biblical theology of the Old and New Testaments and to a better evaluation of Luke as a theologian of salvation history."
--Martin Hengel, University of Tubingen
"The most incisive, most complete, and most convincing demonstration of the formative influence of Isaiah upon the authors of Luke-Acts."
-- David P. Moessner, Texas Christian University