Studying the life of St. Paul is a special joy for me. Perhaps it is because I can identify with him in some small way. I am nowhere near the evangelist or leader he was, but I did persecute the church of God at one point. Reading his story of redemption is one that inspires me to be a better Christian. In his second letter to Timothy we read his last letter to his protégé. What were those hours like? In his book Moments Til Midnight, author Brent Crowe seeks to answer those questions.
To be clear this book is a work of fiction with scripture woven in. The author seeks to reconstruct what he thinks the last 12 hours of Paul’s life were like. Topics from grace, friendship , leadership, and conversion are discussed. It is really unique and stands out from other books about Paul. It is a different take on Paul, and quite frankly, one that is a breath of fresh air. This is not a historical work, but it is one that the reader will learn from. On a scale of one to five stars I give it a solid four.
[Note: This book was provided free of charge from B&H in exchange for an honest review].