The Essential Jesus combines the Gospel of Luke and Two Ways to Live: The Choice We All Face, a popular evangelistic tool. Most of its 80 pages are made up of a fresh and accurate translation of Luke's Gospel. But the text of Luke is preceded by some important background information that explains the biblical context and Jewish expectations as Jesus walks on center stage. The text of Luke also includes numerous footnotes, helpfully explaining to the modern reader some of the unfamiliar terms and names that appear from time to time.
After Luke's account of Jesus, a summary of the message is presented using the Two Ways to Live framework, concepts and illustrations, but linking back to the content of Luke.
This is a large print, easier to read edition.