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About "I, Saul"
Told from the point of view of the disciple Luke, the apostle Paul and
Meet the Authors
Jerry B Jenkins
Jerry B. Jenkins, former Vice President for Publishing and currently Writer-at-Large for the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, is the author of more than 150 books, including the best-selling Left Behind series. Sixteen of his books have reached the New York Times best-seller list and have also appeared on the USA Today, Publishers Weekly and Wall Street Journal best-seller lists. Desecration, book #9 in the Left Behind series was the best-selling novel in America in 2001. Also the former editor of Moody Magazine, his writing has appeared in dozens of Christian periodicals.His non-fiction includes as-told-to biographies of such notable men as Bill Gaither. He helped Dr. Billy Graham with his memoirs, Just As I Am, also a New York Times best seller. Jerry owns Jenkins Entertainment, a filmmaking company in Los Angeles, which produced the critically-acclaimed movie Hometown Legend based on his book of the same name. Jerry Jenkins also owns the Christian Writers Guild, which aims to train tomorrow's professional Christian writers.Under Jerry's leadership, the Guild is steadily expanding its services to include a writers' advocacy centre, college credit courses, a critique service, literary registration services, and writing contests. As a marriage and family author and speaker, Jenkins has been a frequent guest on Dr. James Dobson's Focus On the Family radio program.Jerry and his wife Dianna have three grown sons and three grandchildren. - Publisher.
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I was recently given a unique opportunity to read an advance copy of a new book by Jerry B. Jenkins, titled "I, Saul". The only request for allowing me to read it was that I review the book and publish my review before its August 2013 release date. While the opportunity to read it is a pure privilege, I am happy to report that the actual experience of reading it was pure joy. Before I go further, I will put forth the caveat that I consider Jerry Jenkins a personal friend. He has encouraged my spiritual growth through discussion and books, while ensuring he doesn't push me too hard. This friendship has a valuable perk of getting to read his books in advance of public release. However, I can assure you that after having read many of his books, to include many advance copies, he fully expects my complete honesty when I report back on my reading experience. In short, if I don't like it, I tell him....and then that's the last I say about it. I, Saul is NOT one of these experiences. When I first received the book, I checked out the video announcement of its release. You can see it here: http:www.youtube.comwatch?v=bUoos-jlmDE After viewing it, the first thought that crossed my mind was "Oh great, Dan Brown finds Jesus". Well, come on! That's what you thought too! But we are both very wrong. Instead this book is a compelling story of a theology professor who gets drawn in to the hunt for the most important find in Christian history...the personal, handwritten, autobiography of the Apostle Paul. If the documents are real, they are worth billions of dollars to collectors from around the world. At the same time, they are priceless to true believers, and to the Comando Carabinieri per la Tutela del Patrimonio Culturale, better known as the Carbinieri Art Squad, which is the branch of the Italian police tasked with combating art and antiquities crimes. If this was all there was to I, Saul, it would have been enough. The story is interesting, compelling, and holds your interest from start to finish. But it wouldn't be Jerry Jenkins writing if that was all there was to the book. You see, at the same time you are reading this story, there is another book interwoven between the chapters. Those chapters contain the life story of Saul, and his conversion to Christianity, along with his transformation from one of Christ's greatest persecutors into one of the most influential teachers in the Bible; the Apostle Paul. Of course, the two stories merge as it is discovered that Paul wrote the manuscripts throughout his travels, and finished them while jailed by the Romans awaiting his execution. And these manuscripts are the ones discovered in modern day. I don't want to give too much away. I will just say that if you are a devout Christian, you will love this book. If you are a non-believer who enjoys reading, you will enjoy this book. If you are a history buff, you will love this book. In short, if you can read, you will find a reason to love this book. I have lost count how many of Jerry Jenkins' books I have read. I freely admit that I love his writing style and the way he tells a story. But I also read a wide variety of other authors. I finish, on average, one book per week. And with all of that, I say without hesitation that I, Saul is one of the finest books I have ever read. I not only believe it is a good book; I believe it is an important book. I laughed, I cried, and yes, I found myself wanting to learn even more of the life of the Apostle Paul. In the end, I don't think Jerry could ask for any more of a reader. Order your copy today. When it arrives in August, I promise you that you won't be disappointed.