The book of Acts provides the earliest record of the birth of the early church and the spread of the gospel message. In many Bible translations it is called “The Acts of the Apostles”. Though this is not a bad title, it is not entirely accurate. When it comes to the recorded ministry of the apostles, the focus in the book of Acts is primarily on the ministries of Peter and Paul.
The apostle Paul makes the largest contribution to the NT letters. Paul’s letters contain deep theological teaching, confrontation of error, practical instruction for Christian living, encouragement to God’s people, and praise to the Lord. In the NT they are essentially ordered from largest to shortest.