Friday, August 2, 2013

I, Saul by Jerry B. Jenkins with James MacDonald - REVIEWED

About the Book: (from Worthy Publishing)

A MURDERER who would change the WORLD

From multi-million copy best-selling novelist Jerry Jenkins comes a compelling international thriller that conveys you from present-day Texas to a dank Roman dungeon in A.D. 67, then down the dusty roads of ancient Israel, Asia, and back to Rome.

A young seminary professor, Augustine Knox, is drawn into a deadly race to save priceless parchments from antiquities thieves and discovers a two- thousand-year old connection with another who faced death for the sake of the truth. I, Saul consists of two riveting adventures in one, transporting you between the stories of Augustine Knox and Saul of Tarsus.

Filled with political intrigue, romance, and rich historical detail, I, Saul is a thrilling tale of loyal friendships tested by life-or-death quests, set two millennia apart, told by a master storyteller.

My Thoughts:
I went from a life of service to God characterized by persecuting people who believed Jesus was the Messiah, to being convinced by Christ Himself that He was indeed the Son of God.”

I daresay that Paul’s conversion on the road to Damascus is one of the most memorable moments recorded in the Bible.  Jerry Jenkins has taken the life of Paul and looked behind the veil of time to the events leading up to that moment.  The life and ministry of Paul are more poignant to me now than ever before! 

For you see, Jenkins has created a quest for the manuscripts of Paul, priceless antiquities, and used that quest to reach lives as unreachable as Saul of Tarsus himself.  He weaves mystery, family dysfunction, a dash of romance and a friendship that transcends geographic and financial boundaries into a tale that takes readers back and forth across time to first century Rome and present day United States and Italy.  It is a story that will linger in your heart long after the final page! 

Augie, Roger and Sophia comprise the present-day characters that risk everything in their search for the ancient manuscripts of Paul.  Time fades into an ethereal curtain as readers simultaneously follow the life of Saul from childhood up until his final moments as Paul, the apostle.  There are similarities in life-challenges faced by both Augie and Paul that make it very clear that the salvation offered through Christ alone is worth any sacrifice.

I, Saul is a life-changing experience!  You don’t want to miss this book!! I encourage readers everywhere to seek this book out and experience it for yourselves! This book will release on August 13th from Worthy Publishing!!

About the Author:
Jerry B. Jenkins is a New York Times best-selling novelist (Left Behind Series) and biographer (Billy Graham, Hank Aaron, Walter Payton, Orel Hershiser, Nolan Ryan, Joe Gibbs and many more), with over 70 million books sold. His writing has appeared in Time, Reader's Digest, Parade, Guideposts, and he has been featured on the cover of Newsweek.

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