Fr. Ed Broom: Ten Spiritual Fruits From Reading the Acts of the Apostles

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By Fr. Ed Broom, OMV, Catholic Exchange, April 26, 2022

If there were ever an action book present in the Bible that moves quickly from one scene of action to the next, it would have to be The Acts of the Apostles. The Apostles arrested and thrown in jail, a young man persecuting Christians and throwing them in jail, his conversion through a powerful light and resonant voice, a building shook by a powerful wind and descent of tongues of fire, the downpour of stones crashing upon and crushing the skull of a young, eloquent, and courageous preacher—these dynamic and dramatic events issue forth in the The Acts of the Apostles. You almost feel as if you are on the edge of your chair or on the edge of a cliff once you finish one chapter and proceed to the next.

As an introduction to The Acts of the Apostles, we present ten basic truths to help us delve deeper into the immense treasure-house of riches that this book, inspired by the Holy Spirit, offers for our prayerful reading and spiritual enrichment. …

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