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Overview Master storyteller John Pollock makes Paul and his amazing story freshly alive, so that you can know the greatest apostle much as Luke and Timothy did as they traveled with him. As you turn the pages, you'll sense Paul's motives., his aims and priorities: what mattered to Him: and what he was willing to die for.
The Acclaimed, Authentic Biography of the Early Church's Greatest Evangelist--the Apostle Paul.Master storyteller John Pollock makes Paul and his amazing story freshly alive, so that you can know the greatest apostle much as Luke and Timothy did as they traveled with him. As you turn the pages, you'll sense Paul's motives, his aims and priorities; what mattered to him; and what he was willing to die for.
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Studio: David C. Cook
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.56" Width: 5.74" Height: 0.85" Weight: 0.84 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2000
Publisher Chariot Victor Publishing
ISBN 1564762424 ISBN13 9781564762429
Availability 0 units.
More About John Pollock
The late John Pollock, an award-winning biographer, had a flair for telling a dramatic story. He used this talent to write many biographies including ones on D. L. Moody and Major General Sir Henry Havelock.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Apostle: A Life of Paul?
A walk alongside Paul! Mar 24, 2008
Mr. John Pollock's The Apostle: A Life of Paul is a must read for anyone interested in learning about the man who wrote such a large portion of the New Testament. The book wonderfully takes you from Saul's beginnings as an extraordinary intellectually gifted Jew and keeper of the law, to his conversion to Christianity to become Paul, and then his pilgrimage as a deliverer of the gospel.
All stops along Paul's way are covered by Mr. Pollock in this novel type book. That's not to say it's a novel, but rather it reads like a novel. Great details are given throughout the story providing valuable background on the customs and how people lived during Paul's walk.
If you are interested in further studying Paul outside what he wrote in the Bible I highly recommend this book.
Fantastic way to enter into the New Testament Mar 2, 2008
This book is written like a novel, but the research is so extensive it stands halfway between fiction and a historical treatise. You feel like you're living the excitement of the early church as you move with Paul through his adventure-filled life.
While some judgments had to be made in order to tell it like a story, he even gives footnotes explaining other options at certain points. This is a wonderful way to get started in New Testament history.
Dennis McCallum, author Organic Disciplemaking: How to promote Christian leadership development through personal relationships, biblical discipleship, mentoring, and Christian community
Fantastic book about an amazing man. Feb 29, 2008
The author does an excellent job of making you feel like you are on the journey with Paul - a journey that changed the world. I read the book in conjunction with the Book of Acts and Pollock does an excellent job of keeping the book biblically accurate. I highly recommend it!
Brings Paul to life! Jul 25, 2007
While many books on Paul, the last apostle, tend to be very high-browed in their approach, Mr.Pollock excels at putting together a believable, and very readable, biography of St. Paul.
In short, he brings to light many nuances that most of us, as laymen, tend to overlook or misunderstand contectually in the course of our reading the epistles. I have some familiarity with W.M. Ramsay's work and Pollock follows his suppositions closely. What's commendable is that Pollock never tries to snow his reader. He's very upfront about how he approaches areas of conjecture.
A great primer on the life of Paul in a way that will make him a living, breathing human being and clarify his intent and motivations in writing these wonderful letters to his "children".
Good Biography on the Apostle Paul May 1, 2007
John Pollock has written what I believe to be an excellent biography on one of the most influential people (behind Jesus Christ, of course!) of the Bible - Paul formerly known as Saul of Tarsus.
Throughout the book Pollock includes biblical stories of Paul's experiences and writes the book in a biographical style. Included are the following events from Paul's life:
1. Presence at Stephan's stoning. 2. Conversion on the Damascus Road. 3. Various missionary journies. 4. Conflict with Barnabas over John Mark. 5. Relationship with Timothy. 6. Shipwreck and landing at Malta. 7. Final days in Rome.
As you read the book, you will see that Pollock is true to the New Testament accounts of Paul's life.