Paul

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Zondervan, 2001 - Fiction - 509 pages
22 Reviews
An intimate portrait of a complex individual through whom God was at work, turning the world upside down. With vivid imagination and scholarly depth, award-winning author Walter Wangerin Jr. weaves together the history of the early church with the life story of its greatest apostle--Paul. Wangerin begins to unfold Paul s incredible life by imagining the childhood and early family life of a boy then called "Saul." A fierce prosecutor of Christians before his conversion, Paul never lost his fiery dedication, boldness, and strong personality. After his shocking encounter with God on the road to Damascus, he applied his formidable strengths to spreading the gospel. Wangerin deftly reveals Paul s character through each stage of his life, and enables us to see Paul the person, living and complex, viewed through the eyes of his contemporaries: Barnabas, James, Prisca, Seneca, and Luke. Paul s rich interaction and brilliant dialogue with friends and foes, leaders and slaves, Jews and Greeks, creates a swift and intense historical drama around the man who spread the seed of the Gospel to the ends of the known world."
  

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User Review  - Tim - Goodreads

The book served as a refresher on early church history and brought some of the personalities to life. How true to character were those depictions, I suppose is anyone's guess. I'm sure Mr. Wangerin's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Debby Burton - Goodreads

There is a long, long list of characters in the back, and you need that list a lot! It is a novel based on the life of Paul/Saul, but the first 80 pages are horribly confusing. After that, with a ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6
Section 7
Section 8
Section 19
Section 20
Section 21
Section 22
Section 23
Section 24
Section 25
Section 26

Section 9
Section 10
Section 11
Section 12
Section 13
Section 14
Section 15
Section 16
Section 17
Section 18
Section 27
Section 28
Section 29
Section 30
Section 31
Section 32
Section 33
Section 34
Section 35
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About the author (2001)

Walter Wangerin, Jr., first rose to prominence as the award-winning author of The Book of the Dun Cow. His numerous books include the bestselling novels Paul and The Book of God, and he has won several Gold Medallion book awards and many other honors for his writing. Wangerin holds the Jochum Chair at Valparaiso University, where he is a writer-in-residence.

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