Paul

Paul

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by Walter Wangerin Jr., Walter Wangerin
     
 

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Bitter enemy of the newborn church . . . until a blinding encounter with the risen Christ transformed him into Paul the apostle, ambassador of Jesus to the Gentiles.

Master storyteller Walter Wangerin Jr. sweeps you into the life and times of the man who brought Christianity to the world. Here is Paul the person, viewed through the eyes of his contemporaries. His

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Bitter enemy of the newborn church . . . until a blinding encounter with the risen Christ transformed him into Paul the apostle, ambassador of Jesus to the Gentiles.

Master storyteller Walter Wangerin Jr. sweeps you into the life and times of the man who brought Christianity to the world. Here is Paul the person, viewed through the eyes of his contemporaries. His rich interaction and brilliant dialogue with friends and foes, leaders and slaves, Jews and Greeks, creates a drama—swift, intense, historical. Narrated by ten distinct historical figures, Wangerin paints a multifaceted portrait of the fiery character whose Gospel message sundered cultural trappings to ignite a faith that would light the ages.

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To be presented today, the life of paul the Apostle would seem to demand Cecil B. De Mille Treatment, the novelistic equivalent of The Ten Commandments with a lightning conversion on the Road to Damascus and Nero tortures culminating in mass Christian martyrdom's. but, in Paul: A Novel, w work that might be rad as a sequel to his The book of God, Walter Wangerin, Jr. examines the life of Saul of Tarsis with understatement. The boldness of Paul's personality carries its own intensity; and, as any astute novelist, Wangerin knows that rightly-stated subtlety provides italics. Our sense of Paul's development is derived from texts rather than authorial supposition; the chronicle ending with the Apostle setting off for Rome. DeMille might have disapproved, but the novel would have held Tolstoy's interested.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310235910
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Edition description:
Unabridged, 12 Cassettes
Product dimensions:
4.15(w) x 6.88(h) x 2.60(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

Meet the Author

Walter Wangerin Jr. is widely recognized as one of the most gifted writers writing today on the issues of faith and spirituality. Starting with the renowned Book of the Dun Cow, Wangerin's writing career has encompassed most every genre: fiction, essay, short story, children's story, meditation, and biblical exposition. His writing voice is immediately recognizable, and his fans number in the millions. The author of over forty books, Wangerin has won the National Book Award, New York Times Best Children's Book of the Year Award, and several Gold Medallions, including best-fiction awards for both The Book of God and Paul: A Novel. He lives in Valparaiso, Indiana, where he is Senior Research Professor at Valparaiso University. Walter Wangerin Jr. es reconocido como uno del mejor escritor sobre las aplicaciones la fe y la espiritualidad. Su libros incluyen The Book of God [El libro de Dios], Reliving the Pasion [Recuerdo de la Pasion], Peter's First Easter [El Primer Domigo de Resureccionde Pedro], Mourning into Dancing [Como Cambiar el Lamento en Baile], The Manger is Empty [El Pesebre Vacio] y Little Lamb, Who Made Thee? [ Quien te hizo, Corderito?]. Wangerin vive en Valparaiso, Indiana, ocupa la catedra Jochum en la Universidad de Valparaiso, donde es escritor residente.

Walter Wangerin Jr. is widely recognized as one of the most gifted writers writing today on the issues of faith and spirituality. Starting with the renowned Book of the Dun Cow, Wangerin's writing career has encompassed most every genre: fiction, essay, short story, children's story, meditation, and biblical exposition. His writing voice is immediately recognizable, and his fans number in the millions. The author of over forty books, Wangerin has won the National Book Award, New York Times Best Children's Book of the Year Award, and several Gold Medallions, including best-fiction awards for both The Book of God and Paul: A Novel. He lives in Valparaiso, Indiana, where he is Senior Research Professor at Valparaiso University. Walter Wangerin Jr. es reconocido como uno del mejor escritor sobre las aplicaciones la fe y la espiritualidad. Su libros incluyen The Book of God [El libro de Dios], Reliving the Pasion [Recuerdo de la Pasion], Peter's First Easter [El Primer Domigo de Resureccionde Pedro], Mourning into Dancing [Como Cambiar el Lamento en Baile], The Manger is Empty [El Pesebre Vacio] y Little Lamb, Who Made Thee? [ Quien te hizo, Corderito?]. Wangerin vive en Valparaiso, Indiana, ocupa la catedra Jochum en la Universidad de Valparaiso, donde es escritor residente.

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Paul 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book.  Wangerin is one of the most talented modern writers I have ever read.  He knows how to describe a character with such pizzazz that you feel like you are standing next to them.  He also has the ability to take a two-minute scene and make it last ten pages, giving the reader a chance to watch every little twitch of every character in the scene.  It was interesting how he was able to intermingle the growing up of Nero Caesar during the ministries of Paul, thus preparing the reader for the trial Paul had under Nero, even though the book did not cover that trial.  Wangerin introduced several unique and believable twists in plot involving Priscilla that brought to life some of the things mentioned about Paul in just once sentence in the Bible.  Even though I did not agree with the charasmatic outpourings of Titus, everything else in the book was outstanding and I am already recommending it to others.  This book is 500 pages, but easy to read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I first saw this book at the library and picked it up because i am so fascinated with Paul, and i was very impressed by this book. it describes the entire life of Paul and it makes you feel like you're there with him ... all i can say is it's a very well written book!!! I recommend it to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Paul is an epic that defines the difference between the fictional Christianity of Hollywood and the truth behind the life of real people and the greatest spiritual awakening of the Jewish faith.