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  • Posted August 20, 2009

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    One of the Greatest Books and Life Changing

    This book is very life changing. It's the first Christian book where I understood more about Jesus and Paul. After reading this book I started the Left Behind Series. Also life changing. But if you are Christian and I am Catholic so that makes me a christian, you will love this book if you want to learn more about the historical facts back in Pauls time. John's Story is another good book similiar to Life of Paul book, but you learn about Saint John's life.
    Great Read.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2003

    'The least shall be greatest'

    John Pollock has written many biographies of 'great Christians,' including Billy Graham, John Wesley and George Whitefield. Now he has written about the 'greatest' Christian, the Apostle Paul, who called himself 'chief of sinners.' The 'least' of all the Apostles of Jesus Christ, Paul, also known as Saul of Tarsus, persecuted the followers of Jesus in the early church. On his way to Damascus, Saul encountered the risen Christ and was made a believer himself. The world would afterward be forever changed. Pollock draws on the biblical accounts of Paul's life in Acts and the many letters of Paul himself that make up most of the New Testament, as well as historical data on the time period and places in which the biblical events took place. The author relies on the Bible record primarily, and has been criticized for doing so by some readers. I applaud Pollock for giving weight to the biblical accounts, as this is sorely lacking in much literature today that is published about the Bible. If we believe the biblical record of Paul's life and work as 'the Apostle to the Gentiles' then truly this man played the greatest role in spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. Christ's own words 'the least shall be the greatest' were fulfilled in the life of Paul the Apostle. Pollock does an excellent job of giving the reader an accurate but enjoyable narration of the events in Paul's journey. Bold, yet humble, compassionate but uncompromising, highly intelligent yet determined to 'know nothing but Jesus Christ, and him crucified,' Paul exemplifies what the grace of God can do in anyone's life who is willing to trust Him.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2000

    Apostle Brings Apostle To Life

    I have always had a lot of respect for the Apostle Paul; but, John Pollock has brought him from the pages of the Bible and set him in front of me as a real person. Pollock offers considerable historical information, allowing for more complete understanding of the man Paul.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2000

    An Excellent Read for Layman and Serious Student Alike

    This is a superb biography for recreational reading and as a historical reference for serious Bible study. The reader is given well-researched, keen insights into the background of the Apostle, the book of Acts and Paul's epistles, with the smooth feel and flow of a novel. Thoroughly enjoyable to read straight through the first time, I plan to read it again more 'seriously' in conjunction with Luke's journal and the Apostle's letters.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2013

    This book gave me a deeper insight into the life Paul lead and h

    This book gave me a deeper insight into the life Paul lead and his faith in The Lord.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Informative

    Very informative on the life of Paul

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

    Good for the soul

    To read the life of Paul rather than snipets puts into perspective his faith. His words were wrought from suffering for the Lord and full of faith. He lived his faith. The epistles have a new found power knowing how God refined him through fire. Heartily recommend.

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