Introducing Paul

Introducing Paul

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By (author) Michael F Bird

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  • Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press,US
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 206mm x 15mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Illinois
  • ISBN 10: 0830828974
  • ISBN 13: 9780830828975
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 310,678

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Many Christians who know and love the Bible think they know the apostle Paul. He's a theological master, a pastoral mentor, a spiritual adviser and a missionary hero. Yet just when we think we have him in our grasp, he slips through our fingers. At the point where we suppose we have finally understood him, Paul again confounds us. But he also beckons us to explore God's ways more deeply. Michael Bird suggests that if the Paul we claim to know looks and sounds a lot like us, it's probably a warning light that we don't know him as well as we think we do. But if we let Paul be Paul, allowing him to speak for himself in his language, on his terms and for his purposes, then we stand a chance of meeting him anew. Introducing Paul is an animated and penetrating survey of Paul's life and teaching. It covers all the basics students need, while offering new insights with a light touch. Blending life and study, Bird aims to get us excited about reading Paul's letters, sharing his gospel and living the Christian life the way he thought it should be lived. For beginning students and laypeople, Introducing Paul is a valuable entrance into the contemporary study of Paul.

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"This is the first book to put in the hands of the student or layperson who wants to know what Paul is all about. The super bonus of this book is that it navigates current discussions about Paul without burdening the reader. Introducing Paul sparkles with wit."--Scot McKnight, Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies, North Park University