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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Review: PaulUser Review - Ronia Dubbaneh - Goodreads
One of the best historical fiction books I've ever read!! Totally compelling narrative & incredibly accurate depiction of history. Read full review
Review: PaulUser Review - Robin Gilbert Luftig - Goodreads
Beautifully written. I "read" this book via audio version and it worked well in that format. I felt I was being told a story in an old English way. The challenge for me was the tension was not ... Read full review