I have started making some lua tutorials. These are aimed at the total beginner who knows nothing about programming. So far only the very basics are being covered. I will quickly expand this set of tutorials over time. These can be found at my site which is EvilMana
in the Tutorials section. Hopefully as I add to them, it will help some people.
The tutorials are pretty detailed in telling you in SIMPLE english what the code means and how to use it.