When you think of the Book of Acts, you’ll remember it as the book of “Ax,” like in this picture from "Walk Thru the Bible." The theme and key word of this book is the Church. Acts was also written by Luke, and he presents volume two of his record of the life and ministry of Jesus. In Acts, the central figures become Christ’s apostles who carry His gospel—His good news—to all people. This book is structured around a key verse (1:8) where Jesus tells the apostles to go to Jerusalem and Judea (the home of the Jews), Samaria (neighboring countries), and even to the ends of the earth (all Gentile peoples). Acts records the spreading of the gospel and the building of the church throughout Asia, lower Europe, and as far west as Rome.