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Monday, November 24, 2014

I, Saul By Jerry B Jenkins

I, Saul by Jerry B. JenkinsPublisher:  Worthy Publishing
Release Date:  August 2013
Pages:  400
Genre:  Historical Fiction
Reviewed By WC

Book Description:  Told from the point of view of the disciple Luke, the apostle Paul and "Auggie," a modern-day scholar, I, Saul, is a fast-paced story of intrigue and mystery. Readers will be reminded of Indiana Jones and the DiVinci code as they become absorbed in this page-turner by a master storyteller. Along the way they will learn of the fictionalized but plausible story of the life of Saul who relentlessly persecuted Christ's followers prior to his conversion when he became known as Paul. 

WC's Review:  Author Jerry Jenkins has cleverly juxtaposed the story of God's anointed apostle Paul with the present day discovery of well-preserved papers documenting the complete story of Paul's devotion and thoughts during his final imprisonment in Rome.

Scholars encourage the revelation of Paul's autobiography as the most important discovery since the advent of the Dead Sea Scrolls. 

Indeed, the suspenseful events surrounding this discovery reveal a maze of intrigue and danger, highlighted by an American theological professor in his efforts to obtain these documents, aided by his resourceful confidant in Rome and his beautiful fiancee, who has ties with the nefarious masterminds who plan to make millions from Paul's writings.

Truly a fascinating read. Highly recommended.

About the Author:  Jerry Bruce Jenkins is an American novelist and biographer. He is best known as co-author of theLeft Behind series of books with Tim LaHaye. Jenkins has written over 180 books, including mysteries, historical fiction, biblical fiction, cop thrillers, international spy thrillers, and children's adventures, as well as non-fiction. His works usually feature Christians as protagonists. In 2005, Jenkins and LaHaye ranked 9th in Amazon.com's 10th Anniversary list of Hall of Fame authors based on books sold at Amazon.com during its first 10 years. Jenkins and his wife Dianna have three sons and eight grandchildren.