Paul is one of the most influential people ever. His dramatic shift from one of Christianity’s greatest persecutors to its greatest advocate was monumental in the beginnings of the church and the spreading of the Christian faith. Nearly half of the writings in the New Testament are attributed to Paul, and to this day he remains a tremendous model for teaching, serving, church planting, loving others, and living a life devoted to Christ. His writings have applications for every aspect of living out the Christian faith, and his life provides an excellent example to learn from.
After his conversion from Judaism to Christianity, Paul passionately defended the very beliefs he had persecuted. As a Roman citizen, he was illegally beaten with rods on multiple occasions, whipped to the brink of death five times, and even stoned. Three times he was shipwrecked. His life was constantly in danger at sea and on land from nearly everything and everyone. His messages of unfathomable love and peace that transcends understanding were often rewarded with violence and hate from various authorities, and his perseverance through it all remains one of the truest testaments to the power God can reveal in a single life.
Each of these 18 texts explores a different aspect of Paul’s life. His travels are thoroughly documented and pieced together using every available historical record; this collection covers his time shipwrecked at sea as well as his stays in major cities across the known world. With such in-depth discussions, it provides incredible insight into the context of Paul’s ministry and his revolutionary teachings about Christ.
Paul, more than anyone else, has shown us what man really is, and in what our nobility consists, and of what virtue this particular animal is capable. Each day he aimed ever higher; each day he rose up with greater ardor and faced with new eagerness the dangers that threatened him. . . thus, amid the traps set for him by his enemies, with exultant heart he turned their every attack into a victory for himself; constantly beaten, abused and cursed, he boasted of it as though he were celebrating a triumphal procession and taking trophies home, and offered thanks to God for it all: ‘Thanks be to God who is always victorious in us!’
With the Logos edition, you can explore the life of Paul like never before. All Scripture references appear in your favorite translation on mouseover, and the collection integrates seamlessly into your Logos library. Read it on your mobile device and take this diverse collection wherever you go.