[Allen's] intellectual honesty and epistemic humility are to be commended (and emulated). . . . Allen has written an important book. Scholars of biblical children, as well as scholars of Luke, would do well to read it. . . her deep engagement with the child characters of Luke will generate new scholarly questions.
This rewarding study joins a growing body of scholarship devoted to the role of children in early Christianity and the New Testament. Students of Luke's gospel will discover a refreshing and informative reading of Luke's account here - one with great significance for the contempory church.