This thrilling account of the life of Simon Peter takes the reader on a journey from the beautiful tranquil setting of Lake Galilee to the debauchery and violence of ancient Rome. It traces the life of the one Jesus called "The Rock" from his escape from a condemned cell, through his years of service for Christ, to his bloody execution by Emperor Nero. John Hibbert has succeeded in exposing the heart and character of a man who betrayed his friend through cowardice, yet recovered to make amends and become a fearless and powerful foundation for the building of the universal church. You will experience the power of faith as he walks with his Lord on the stormy waves of the Galilee and weep with him in the back streets of Jerusalem. You will sink with him beneath the cold waters of suicidal despair, but feel the warmth of the subsequent forgiveness that he received from his Lord. Read this book and you will fall in love with a man who had a flawed character like the rest of us, but who rose above his weaknesses and failings to become a passionate fisher of the souls of men and the most influential name in church history.