Biblical scholar Robert Wall and pastoral leader Anthony Robinson here join forces to bring the "Acts of the Apostles" forward to our time as a resource for congregational renewal and transformation. Featuring both careful exegetical study and exciting contemporary exposition, the fifteen chapters of "Called to Be Church" each first interpret the text of "Acts" as Scripture and then engage "Acts" for today's church. The book dives into many of the most vexing issues faced by the church then and now - such issues as conflict resolution, pluralism and multiculturalism, sexuality, money, church and state, the role of the Holy Spirit, and more. Enhanced by study questions at the end of each chapter, "Called to Be Church" will lend itself especially well to small-group study within congregations. Pastors, lay readers, students, and ordinary believers alike will find the book helpful and inspiring.