Paul

  • by Walter Wangerin Jr.
  • Narrated by Walter Wangerin Jr.
  • 12 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Saul of Tarsus: Pharisee of Pharisees. Bitter enemy of the newborn church...until a blinding encounter with the risen Christ transformed him into Paul the apostle, ambassador of Jesus of the Gentiles. Master storyteller Walter Wangerin Jr. sweeps you into the life and times of the man who brought Christianity to the world. Here is Paul the person, viewed through the eyes of his contemporaries. His rich interaction and brilliant dialogue with friends and foes, leaders and slaves, Jews and Greeks, creates a drama - swift, intense, historical. Narrated by 10 distinct historical figures, Wangerin paints a multifaceted portrait of the fiery character whose Gospel message sundered cultural trappings to ignite a faith that would light the ages.

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What the Critics Say

"This book combines the very best of Wangerin's skills: biblical knowledge, a sense of drama, unobtrusive scholarship, and the ability to tell a crackling good story." (Philip Yancey)

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Book might be OK - narration is terrible!

I only got about 30 minutes into this book before I had to stop listening. The plot might be great - but I couldn't get past the intensely irritating narration style. The accent the narrator has adopted, while possibly appropriate for the period of the book, nonethelss is so annoying it renders the book 'inaudible'.
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- Hunter

I fell in love with Paul

In this book the beautiful harmony of gifted author and equally gifted reader create a piece that made the New Testament come alive for me. The drama and the passion both inspired me and brought me to tears, as each character leaped from history into life and into my heart as the reader stepped into each one with such authenticity. Essential reading for those for whom the New Testament and this amazing apostle have for too long remained cool (or cold and dead) strangers. Not anymore!
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- James Adams

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-03-2000
  • Publisher: Zondervan