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Dr. W. Mark Tew, HPU provost, publishes book on the Gospel of Luke

BROWNWOOD – March 19, 2012 – Dr. W. Mark Tew, Howard Payne University provost and chief academic officer, recently published his first book, titled Luke: Gospel to the Nameless and Faceless. A book signing and reception will be held Thursday, March 22, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the balcony area of HPU’s Mabee University Center.

“I was doing personal reading in Luke and decided to dig deeper,” Tew said regarding his research choice. “I had studied Luke before and knew the big picture. But the more I examined the Gospel, the greater my depth of appreciation became of Luke’s literary masterpiece.”

The book combines a detailed examination of the Greek text as well as a fresh translation of the Gospel. Tew decided it was important to present the result of his critical study in a readable format.

“In higher education, we are too often accused of being scholars writing to scholars,” Tew said. “My challenge was to communicate the results of a scholarly work in a way anyone could understand the timeless meaning of Luke’s Gospel.

“The simple truth of all Scripture – the simple message of God’s love – requires no education, yet the study of Scripture’s beauty and depth can never be exhausted. It is a remarkable gift from God.”

Tew’s book was published by Wipf & Stock, an imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers. Order via phone (541) 344-1528, fax (541) 344-1506 or e-mail orders to The book is also available in HPU’s campus bookstore and at Hastings in Brownwood.


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