The fifth gospel?
Apart from Christ, the Apostle Paul is perhaps the most dominant figure in the New Testament. With meticulous attention to detail, Robin Griffith-Jones has produced a scholarly work on his eventful life that reads like a summer beach novel. Entertaining and enlightening, The Gospel According to Paul sheds important light on the man and his times. At first a fiercely determined adversary of the fledgling faith, after his dramatic conversion experience on the Damascus road, Paul became Christianity's most outspoken advocate. Yet while he preached of love and responsibility and founded churches throughout the Roman empire, he found himself reviled. He begged for unity while dismissing a close friend and follower, John Mark. The fascinating paradoxes of this remarkable leader are brought to life in this exploration of the early days of the Christian church.