Paul of Tarsus
In Paul of Tarsus, Joseph Holzner weaves together the New Testament’s often sketchy information about the life and mission of St. Paul into a unified and inspiring biography.
With a novelist’s ability to take you into a scene and a historian’s rigorous concern for accuracy, he traces this noble Apostle’s life from his early years as a disciple of the celebrated rabbi Gamaliel through his zealous persecution of the Church as a Pharisee, through his miraculous conversion, his tireless efforts to spread the Gospel, and his martyr’s death in imperial Rome. Along the way, he provides instructive background information about the religious and social situation of Paul’s times and the circumstances of his New Testament epistles. Here, then, is a complete and enlightening introduction to the man for whom to live is Christ, to die is gain.
539 pp., 5.75 X 8.75, Hard cover