Paul: A Novel

Paul: A Novel

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In this spellbinding novel, Paul, an apostle to the early Christian church, is portrayed as a compelling character who could be at once charming, obstinate, rash, proud and charismatic. His story is told through those who loved him most, and those who were most challenged by him. This rich medley of voices vibrantly recreates both the complex character whose passionate commitment to spreading the gospel of Christ inspired devotion and exasperation in equal measure, and the first-century world upon which he made such a powerful impact. Walter Wangerin, bestselling author of The Book of God, writes not only with a profound and personal understanding of the message Paul was proclaiming, but also with a deep knowledge of the Roman world in all its richness and complexity.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 30mm | 381.02g
  • Lion Hudson Plc
  • Lion Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 2nd edition
  • 0745950558
  • 9780745950556
  • 2,172,049

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'Excellent writing' Publishing News "I found this retelling... exciting in its story line, and rewarding in the new perspective brought to a well known 'Life'... I can assure you, that you will not be disappointed with Paul." -- Mary Bartholemew The Good Book Stall 20030428 Wangerin serves up a feast of colour and detail that brings the first century and... the Bible alive. Whatever your religious persuasion, this book is an unmissable companion to one of the greatest yet most puzzling stories ever told -- Brian Draper amazon.co.ukshow more

About Walter Wangerin

Walter Wangerin, Jr. is a literary scholar, theologian, performance storyteller and best-selling author. He is the author of over 30 books, which encompass a wide range of fiction, non-fiction, children's books, poetry and short stories and have become favourites of people in all walks of life and of all ages. Wangerin's first book, The Book of the Dun Cow, won the National Book Award in 1980 and was The New York Times' Best Children's Book of the Year. Wangerin's was also awarded the Helen Keating Ott Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children's Literature (2000) . His vibrant retelling of the Bible as an epic novel - The Book of God - was acclaimed as a literary masterpiece and has now been published in over 20 languages worldwide and recently reissued. He is writer-in- residence at Valparaiso University. He and his wife live in Valparaiso, Indiana, USA.show more

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516 ratings
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5 29% (149)
4 42% (217)
3 21% (108)
2 6% (29)
1 3% (13)
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