The Apostle Paul, even though religious, was a man transformed from one of the most violent, hateful men, into one of the godliest, loving and most powerful men that ever lived. That transformation began with an experience one day when God blinded him, and knocked him to the ground in humiliation and spoke personally to him. At that moment, Paul reversed everything he believed about God and Judaism, and from that day forward, he zealously learned, obeyed, and followed the Christ to whom he had previously despised.
You are now embarking on a journey, seeing through the eyes of Paul, the most famous of all Apostles, hopefully, to discover his thoughts, his conversations, and struggles throughout his roller coaster ride of life. Although strictly based on the New Testament's accounts found in Paul's epistles and the Book of Acts, this novel projects you further into the hypothetical possibilities of what might have happened behind the scenes.
Paul mentions in I Corinthians 15:32 that "I have fought with beasts at Ephesus." But, nowhere in the Scripture does he describe all those details. I have taken the liberty to explain here how that event might have played out with a lion while he was in Ephesus. You have no doubt heard about Paul's four missionary journeys and his time spent in prison writing letters to churches. His associates, such as Timothy, Barnabas, Silas, and others, experienced many inspiring events with him of miracles and rescues from his enemies.
It is difficult when reading the Bible to see the chronology of Paul's life because the Bible is not about Paul, but about the God he served. No one influenced the world more than this man in the process of birthing the Christian Church. This book is not intended to supplant the Scriptures, but to put everything found in the Bible concerning Paul in chronological order and in context. The blanks of what could have happened are here filled in.
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