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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Walter Wangerin Jr. Narrator: Walter Wangerin, Jr. Publisher: Zondervan Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2000 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 2/13/2014

    " Wonderful illuminating fictionalized account of the Apostle. Worked well for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 2/11/2014

    " This book gives perspective on the life of Paul "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonelle | 2/4/2014

    " I read this book for my church book group this month. Largely based on the book of Acts and some of Paul's letters (Romans, Galatians, Ephesians), it provides a great description of life at that time, and the activities of Paul as he spread faith in Christ to the Gentiles. Wangerin took an interesting approach by using multiple characters to provide windows into Paul's work. Plus, there were several moments where Wangerin's narrative reallly brought the Bible to life for me. For example, it was the first time that I've ever read a description of a Biblical stoning that actually gave me a sense of its terrible violence. However, on the whole, I don't think I would read another book by Wangerin. It's too easy to confuse Wangerin's fictional events with those in the Bible. I think I prefer to non-fiction books about the period and research into Paul's work. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 1/29/2014

    " Good insight to early church. Shows the danger they ere constantly in, Paul's abrasive personality. But the writing is so over-the-top flowery it was distracting "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia Blinn mckay | 1/29/2014

    " I let someone borrow this book and never got it back -- ugh! It is a keeper and meant to be re-read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sneha | 1/21/2014

    " the apostle paul is not my favorite. and wangerin doesn't romanticize him -- but it made me realize what it is about him that i do love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/19/2014

    " What a great book for understanding the Apostle Paul. I really enjoyed it, although some parts were difficult to get into. Overall, I did like the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy VanderRoest | 1/18/2014

    " well worth the time... I gained a new appreciation of this man of God! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maika | 1/15/2014

    " I'm halfway through this book, and I've decided to put it on hold for the moment. The style is hard to follow, but I am interested to see where it goes. It seems a tad slow in the beginning--maybe it will pick up? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ty | 12/19/2013

    " Paul isn't any more likeable here than he is in the New Testament. I liked this a lot, it made me want to be the world's foremost scholar of Bible fan fic until forty seconds ago when I googled "bible fan fic". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 aobibliophileâ„¢ | 12/18/2013

    " this excellent book is well researched and written. the author brings to life one of the greatest apostles who ever lived and whose impact on Christianity still continues to be felt to this day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hope | 11/30/2013

    " this took a lot of focus to read... maybe I shouldn't have tried to read it at bedtime "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 11/30/2013

    " Makes Paul's letters and the beginning of churches easier to understand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Anderson | 11/22/2013

    " I started this book a couple times - you need a knowledge of Acts to understand the book best. It is a great novel depiction of Paul as contained in Acts and his letters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 11/16/2013

    " Such a well written book you feel as if you're walking alongside Paul throughout his journey with God. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela | 10/7/2013

    " WW is such a great story-teller; this novel gives a lot of substance and personality to the people and events we try to understand from the New Testament. The danger lies in resisting the temptation to think of the "imagined" as fact. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Thing Two | 9/27/2013

    " After spending an entire year studying the scriptures Paul is given credit for inspiring, I was eager to revisit his life within the pages of this book. However, this is so poorly written, I can suffer reading it no longer. BORING! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon | 6/19/2013

    " I am really enjoying this book... It is bringing the Bible to life for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurel | 5/31/2013

    " An excellent look at the possible life of St.Paul. Gave me a better understanding of his dedicated life to Chirst and his teachings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denitra Letrice | 1/22/2013

    " Reading the passion of The Epistles, I admit I have a little spiritual crush on Paul. This put flesh onto such a great man, it made him human to me and by doing so... I admit my crush is a wee bit bigger! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin Miller | 12/7/2012

    " Wangerin adds his vast biblical knowledge to the life and times of the apostle Paul. very well written, I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 T Taylor | 6/20/2012

    " Like the Anne Rice books on Jesus, Wangerin paints in believable 1st century canvas of the greatest apostle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kellen Santos | 3/6/2012

    " It was one of the books responsible for my personal growth as christian. Great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Casey Middlebrooks | 2/13/2012

    " A very realistic interpretation of the Apostle Paul's life told in a gripping novel format. This story really helped me understand the rejection of Christ by Jews and the strife between Christ's salvation/teaching and Jewish Law. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danny Bennett | 11/28/2011

    " Very good book. I flew through it. Helped me see the journey Paul traveled and gave a lot of different people some real humanity and character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew Wilke | 6/27/2011

    " It's been a few years since I read this, but I rememeber liking it ok. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mckendree Tucker | 5/26/2011

    " Brilliant and moving!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurele | 5/6/2011

    " I enjoyed this! Wangerin draws from Chaucer, the old beast fables, medieval cosmology, epic, the Bible, and his own fertile and eloquent mind to create a sort of Paradise Lost for the animals. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lurple | 2/1/2011

    " A great fantasy novel about... chickens? And cows? Yup! This belongs on a shelf with Watership Down and Animal Farm. The sequel is pretty depressing, but this first book is unquestionable a classic that should be read by far more people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 1/19/2011

    " Really fun. A friend recommended this to me back in 1994, I finally got to it. She was mortally offended by the movie adaptation. The book made me think of all my friends who have stood up even though the odds were against them. Rave on, little chickens! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 12/26/2010

    " I'm not usually one to enjoy reading about animals that talk, and I was a bit hesitant to read this at first. Even about 1/4 of the way in, I wasn't sure I loved it, but then I was totally pulled in. Definitely worth reading! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 10/29/2010

    " This starts as an odd disjointed fantasy that carefully brings one to deep truth and reality. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elaine | 10/9/2010

    " The classic battle between good & evil.......with chickens "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justin | 7/1/2010

    " Fantastic allegory! Good v evil. Personal failure, sacrifice, love. Great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Travis | 6/22/2010

    " 10 pages in, I was thinking, "Talking animals. I'm going to hate this." 30 pages in, I was completely hooked. Brilliant book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexis | 6/21/2010

    " Excellent, but surprisingly intense and scary, given the fact that the hero is a rooster. And the love story is quite touching, as well. Nicely done, Walter Wangerin, Jr. "

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