I spent over a year developing the entire Gospel of Luke as story. Then a friend of mine asked me to create an abridged version of the gospel that she could us on an educational website she was designing. In the end I reduced four hours of material to a twelve minute story that I believe faithfully expresses the aspects of Luke that she wanted me to focus on. This story was originally titled Luke: The Incarnation, Life, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus, which was a bit cumbersome. I then considered calling it The Life Cycle of Jesus. But since every time I told the story I described it as a twelve minute version of Luke, I ultimately settled on the prosaic title, The Gospel of Luke in Twelve Minutes. Blessed By The Spoken Word is a ministry dedicated to telling the stories of the Bible and empowering others to do the same.