Book Review: Paul the Apostle-Missionary, Martyr, Theologian

Besides our Lord himself, there are few men in history that have done more to spread Christianity through the known word than the Apostle Paul.  This great man of God wrote thirteen books of the New Testament, went on numerous missionary journeys, and many leaders of the early Church were disciples of his.

Having a Masters Degree in Church History, and working on a second masters in Theology I have read much about the great Apostle.  Those that I read are very academic and scholarly works that, though very beneficial, would not be volumes that the average layman in the pew would desire to read.  The author, Robert Picirilli, does a masterful job of bridging the gap between a simple and scholarly work.

This book covers much about Paul’s life and covers his life and ministry in its proper historical context.  There are eight chapters that range from his background in Judaism, to his last yeas, and everything in between.  The book also has several pages, a treasure trove, really of recommended resources where one can learn even more about the Apostle Paul.  Most importantly, this work assists one in understanding the letters of Paul in even greater detail.  It is a great read, and I give it 4 of 5 stars.

[Note:  This book was received free of charge from Moody Publishing in exchange for an honest review.]

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