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Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Life and Times of the Apostle Paul by Charles Ferguson Ball

    Enjoyable

Synopsis: Like the cover says, The Life and Times of the Apostle Paul is "a colorful retelling of the world's most famous mission story."

St. Paul by Masaccio
Ball is an amateur expert on the 1st century Roman empire and has personally led tour groups throughout the cities that Paul visited during his mission trips to Asia Minor and Greece. He covers Paul's life from early childhood in his work so it must be considered historical fiction since so many details of Paul's life and his trips are not covered in the book of Acts or in his epistles.

It is an enjoyable book - not a great work by any means but I enjoyed reading it and felt that I learned a little something along the way as well. The details on the life around the Jerusalem temple and about the cities Paul visited make it worth reading, even if you are not a great fan of Paul.

I give this book 4 stars out of 5.

This book can be found on Amazon.com here: The Life and Times of the Apostle Paul  

Reviewed on February 11, 2005.

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