Summary

The Apostle Paul was kind of a jerk. He was arrogant and stubborn. He called his opponents derogatory, racist names. He legitimized slavery and silenced women. He was a moralistic, homophobic killjoy who imposed his narrow religious views on others. Or was he?
Randolph Richards and Brandon O'Brien explore the complicated persona and teachings of the Apostle Paul. Unpacking his personal history and cultural context, they show how Paul both offended Roman perspectives and scandalized Jewish sensibilities. His vision of Christian faith was deeply disturbing to those in his day and remains so in ours. Paul behaved badly, but not just in the ways we might think. Take another look at Paul and see why this "worst of sinners" dared to say, "Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ."
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By Gordon Curley on 21-06-17

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really enjoyed the authors style, They tackle the big questions and provide some good insights. I would recommend this book.

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By Eric on 31-07-17

good read

The narration can be a little slow and the material a bit heady, but it's a great eye opener for understanding often confusing scripture.

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By Matthew Page on 13-11-17

Loved it!

Everyone who wants a better understanding of Paul should read this book. For every academic level.

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