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Paul The Apostle

Try and writings without getting weighed down with minutia Author Robert E Picirilli who taught college courses on Paul for over twenty five years found that most books on the apostle were either too technical or too basic so he wrote a book that strikes a happy medium It offersA profile of Paul in his historical and cultural contextOutlines and. There is no debate that the most important person in the Bible Old and New Testaments combined is Jesus Christ There is also no debate that the next most important person second to Christ is Paul The Apostle His writings make up most of the New Testament His missionary trips helped to establish many of the churches in the first century churches that helped spread the Gospel to the rest of the world and some that are still here to this dayPaul The Apostle Missionary Martyr Theologian he is a man worth knowing and understanding Especially if we are going to examine his works in Scripture and harvest the truth he shared back then for the 21st century church nowWhere did Paul grow up How was this man from a Greek town a Roman citizen that was raised to believe in the Jewish God How did his upbringing influence his life post conversion Did Paul die immediately after Acts 28While there are so many uestions we may think we know the answers to when it comes to the Apostle Paul there is still so much to learn Not just about the man but about the nuance and brilliance of the work that he left behind And Robert E Picirilli wants to see that everyone understands thatThough Picirilli is a well educated man former Academic Dean of Welch College in Nashville Tennessee he doesn t intend this book be read by only those with lofty degrees and understands of the technical and linguistic terms Paul The Apostle is neither too scholarly nor too simple finding a perfect middle ground to honour the work and life of Paul but not lose or confuse anyoneCovering the life ministry and letters of Paul Picirilli fills in the historical context to give a fuller picture of this important biblical figure His insights into the first century are deep and well researched but explained clearly This is the book s second publication the first being in 1986 but has undergone revision and updates taking full advantage of new research done into the life of Paul and the world that he inhabitedDesigned as a guide for college classes Bible studies sermon prep or deep personal devotion Paul The Apostle will deepen your understanding and appreciation of the work that this one man has done for the Christian faithLet me be clear this is not an afternoon read type of book You don t plop down on the couch and think that you can breeze through this in a day Paul The Apostle is a heavy book Not because the information is too complex or you need a dictionary to understand what Picirilli is saying you need to go slow because there is so much to learnPaul is a wildly complex character living in complicated times His actions had passion and motive behind them He did and said things out of habits and wisdom To not understand these things about him can lead to us missing powerful truths with in writings of Paul even the record of his life in ActsI was slapped in the face by my own ignorance about Paul reading this book Time and time again Picirilli showed me how much I was missing even with my Bachelor of Theology degree There is so much to learn about and from Paul I m just so glad that Picirilli decided to shareThe break downs of the writings of Paul were fantastic exactly what any preacher or teacher would want Outlining the themes and purpose of Paul s letters helped me to better understand where Paul was coming from with each letter and the in between lettersPicirilli doesn t shy away from the fact that other theologians disagree with him or he with them He shares their insights but politely explains why he sees things differently Such honesty and courtesy is a rarity even in Christian literature It gives the reader space to process what they have received without feeling like they have been force feed the truthWalking away after finishing Paul The Apostle I wanted to reread all the Apostle Paul s writings There seemed to an electricity that came from Picirilli s writing that drew me back to the familiar texts something I realized is uite rare after reading heavy theological books But that is exactly what such a book should do Paul The Apostle drove me back to the source material invigorated and interested Preachers and teachers young and old would do well to find such booksPaul The Apostle blew me away I knew that Paul was important and that the work that he did both as a missionary and theology was foundational to Christianity but I don t think I fully understood how foundational it was Picirilli helps even the most educated better understand Paul and the work that he did Every pastor and teacher should have this book on their shelfI give Robert E Picirilli and Paul The Apostle a 5 out of 5 star rating This book is phenomenal

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Alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780802463258“ Except for the Lord Himself no single figure has done for the Christian faith” If you want to understand Christianity you need to understand Paul But with so many books on the apostle where do you start Paul the Apostle is the ideal choice if you want a solid understanding of Paul’s life minis. Other than Jesus Christ there is probably no one else who has helped shape Christianity than the Apostle Paul This book intrigued me as I have never read a book about him only the books of the Bible that he has written I was surprised to find out this book has been around for a while It was originally published in 1986 and Moody Publishing has just come up with a new edition of it which is the one I am reviewing The book starts out with the earliest mention of Paul in the Bible and goes up through his last years Packed in between those pages is a lot of information about him his writing and his missionary journeys I did learn a little by reading it and got a refresher course on a lot also The book is well written interesting and the author does a great job of covering the life of Paul and his writings Of special interest to me was the page listing the letters of Paul in chronological order This was a very interesting read I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review

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Explanations of his missionary journeysIntroductions and brief analyses of each of his epistlesUseful for individual study or as a textbook as it is in many universities today Paul the Apostle is a great one stop study of the man who wrote half the New Testament spread the gospel to the heart of the known world and gave his life for the Kingdo. This was a hard and dry read but an insightful look into Paul Saul of Tarsus With Scripture backing the chapters leads the reader deeper into an understanding of Paul s letters in the Bible


10 thoughts on “Paul The Apostle

  1. says:

    Ok THIS was the book I needed when I first started reading about Paul the Apostle There was another book I read before this one that s

  2. says:

    Other than Jesus Christ there is probably no one else who has helped shape Christianity than the Apostle Paul This book intrigued me as I have

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    Note  This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishers  All thoughts and opinions are my ownAlthough I read uite a few books relating to Paul's life and writings 1 it is something I enjoy doing even w

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    There is no debate that the most important person in the Bible Old and New Testaments combined is Jesus Christ There is also no debate that the next most important person second to Christ is Paul The Apostle His writings make up most of the New Testament His missionary trips helped to establish many of the churches in t

  5. says:

    Interesting book that summarizes what we know about Paul from Acts and his writings I had hoped the book would discuss how Paul extended articulated the teachings of Christ as an active life to live I appreciated that the author presented some arguments that textual critics have in summary referred the reader to other lengthy works and then described his own belief many times granting that differing opinions o

  6. says:

    I bought the book to understand about Paul I was disappointed by the way that the narrative came across The description of the book says that it is for the general public not just for students However the way that the writin

  7. says:

    This was a hard and dry read but an insightful look into Paul Saul of Tarsus With Scripture backing the chapters leads the reader deeper into an understanding of Paul's letters in the Bible

  8. says:

    Fascinating character 12 years of Catholic school and never really understood Paul’s impact on the early Church

  9. says:

    Picirilli's look at the life and times of the Apostle to the Gentiles is one of the most enjoyable reads for me on this topic Digging deep into the history of the period and into the text of Scripture the writer provides the modern reader a fascinating insight into the life and ministry of Paul Throughout the text the author employs little rubrics that give the reader insight into 1st century customs and history which bring portio

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    My sole purpose for reading this book was to see what was going on in the time of Paul so that I could better understand his books in the bible I uestioned whether God wanted us to follow the law or did Christ come in place of the law? The author has been a college professor of the Pauline epistles for years so I trust he was educated on the subjectThis book was informative in other ways and I recommend this book to a

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