I, Saul

Jenkins, Jerry B.


Barcode: 9781617953392

Release date: 08/05/2014

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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. From Publishers Weekly Unassuming young seminary professor Augie Knox finds himself drawn into a frantic race to rescue a friend in Rome who has supposedly discovered the archeological find of the century. Antiquities thieves conspire to steal the treasure through trickery or violence. Channeling Indiana Jones but sans creepy critters, Augie must sift through motives and lies as ancient as the manuscript discovered in the caves beneath the Eternal City. Will the memoir of Paul the Apostle prove genuine, or is Augie risking his life for a fraud? More than anything, this suspenseful tale proves the storytelling mastery of Jenkins (Left Behind series). He and MacDonald intertwine Augie's modern race against time with Paul's measured 1st-century journey from prison to executioner's block. Two strengths emerge from this setup: first, by alternating between modern and historical scenes, the authors balance out the frenetic pace of one with the quiet stillness of the other, all the while ratcheting up tension. Second, Paul's "memoir" paints a vivid, plausible picture of his early years and conversion. While this work won't create the frenzy of a real biblical memoir, it does offer an entertaining and ultimately uplifting experience. Agency: Alive Communications. (Sept.) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Review Jerry Jenkins is a masterful storyteller. Only Jerry can transport readers from modern-day Texas to the early days of Christianity, breathing new life into familiar biblical characters. In I, Saul Jerry has crafted an epic thriller that left me on the edge of my seat hollering, Sweet Mercy! TODD STARNES, Fox News What a great read! I took I, Saul to the beach planning to enjoy it over our two-week family vacation. But the book only lasted a few days! I couldn t put it down! It is an inspirational, insightful, page-turning thriller! I have read many of Jerry Jenkins books, but this one is his best! My applause! ANNE GRAHAM LOTZ, Author of Wounded by God's People "A master storyteller, Jerry Jenkins has taken up the greatest conversion story of all time the Apostle Paul s. In I, Saul, we see the biblical outline faithfully followed with detail that grips the heart afresh about what a life totally dedicated to Jesus Christ looks like. May this compelling story stir fresh devotion among Christ followers everywhere." JACK GRAHAM, Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Dallas "A stirring fiction founded upon the facts of scripture. Jerry Jenkins brings to life one of history's greatest men: the Apostle Paul, whose life inspires us to stand and suffer for our Savior, Jesus Christ." MARK DRISCOLL, Founder and Preaching Pastor, Mars Hill Church, Seattle Whenever a skilled author is able to make a key biblical character come alive, I get interested. And I, Saul more than measures up. Jerry Jenkins has excelled in creating a compelling story that remains true to the character and personality of the most important figure in the early church. Everything I like about a great novel is here: danger, political intrigue, and cultural detail. If you enjoy mystery and history, I, Saul is a must read! JONI EARECKSON TADA, Joni and Friends International Disability Center I, Saul has everything a great thriller needs: page-turning action, intrigue and mounting suspense, plot twists that really work and, above all, characters worth caring about. The chapter-to-chapter shift from present day to the first century is both clever and effective. The best part? Spending time with Saul of Tarsus. A brilliant concept and a great read. LIZ CURTIS HIGGS, New York Times best-selling author of Mine Is the Night I, Saul combines the historical with the contemporary, and the outcome is compulsive reading. Vintage Jerry Jenkins! CHRIS FABRY, Novelist and Host of Chris Fabry Live! If Jerry Jenkins would be but one thing (which he assuredly is not), it would be a story teller. He is worth reading for this alone, but he also manages purpose without preaching. I, Saul is plausible fiction, astute reflection, and a flat-out good read. WALLACE ALCORN, Ph.D., Biblical scholar and author Jerry Jenkins has compressed his vast talents as a biblical researcher, biographer, mystery writer, and thrill master in I, Saul. Hang on, friends it s all in one breathless package! DR. DENNIS E. HENSLEY, Author of Jesus in the 9 to 5 Director of the Professional Writing Program, Taylor University 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 any more of a reader. JIM PRYOR, westofthemind.blogspot.com


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