I, Saul - eBook  -     By: Jerry B. Jenkins, James S. MacDonald
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Told from the point of view of the disciple Luke, the apostle Paul and "Augie," a modern day scholar, I, Saul is a fast-paced story of intrigue and mystery. Readers will be reminded of Indiana Jones and the DaVinci 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.

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Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 9781617950568
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Publisher's 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.

Author Bio

Jerry B. Jenkins’ novels have sold more than 70 million copies, including the phenomenal mega-bestselling Left Behind series. Twenty of his books have reached the New York Times Best Sellers List, including seven that debuted at number one, and also the USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. Jenkins has been featured on the cover of Newsweek magazine. Jerry and his wife, Dianna, live in Colorado.

Endorsements

"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

"The best of stories bring truth to life. The best of stories engage the imagination of the soul. The best of stories help one see the dynamic, real-time possibilities of one's own life. I, Saul is one of those best of stories that invites you to see and live into your own future, no matter your past. I could not put this one down!" - Wes Roberts, Leadership Mentor/Organizational Designer, Leadership Design Group

"Jerry Jenkins mixes a dose of international intrigue with historical information and douses it with biblical inspiration to create one of the most riveting stories I've ever read. A masterpiece. If you liked the Left Behind series, then you'll love I, Saul. I think it's Jerry's best." - Sammy Tippit International evangelist and author

"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

"Jerry Jenkins has once again used his keen imagination and spiritual insight to blend reality with fantasy without compromising the biblical story. I, Saul captures the spirit of a man who has impacted great segments of humanity for nearly 2,000 years! I'm looking forward with great anticipation to the sequel, I, Paul." - Dr. Gene A. Getz, Professor, Pastor, Author

"As a writer and sportscaster I have a read thousands of books over the course of my career. I just finished reading Jerry B. Jenkins' latest masterpiece I, Saul, and it was one of the best novels I have ever read. Jerry is a mastermind of intrigue, mystery and historical facts. This was one of the books I could not put down, and just like his Left Behind series, it had me on the edge of my seat. I, Saul once again affirms my opinion that Jerry B. Jenkins is the greatest author of my generation. If you only read one book this year I strongly recommend I, Saul. I am excited for the sequel I, Paul. - Paul R. Condry, President, Regional Radio Sports Network, Publisher of the Indiana Football Digest

"It was one of the most interesting books that I've read. It keeps you in suspense. My favorite parts were those of Paul and his writings, how he loved the Lord, and how intimate he was with his belief in his Savior. I thought I knew Paul, but those pages brought to life the man who wrote so much of the New Testament. I don't have the words to express the insight and the depth of the words that Jerry B. Jenkins penned on those pages." - Tom Davidson Pastor, Christ the King Community Church Blackhawk, CO

"I personally enjoyed I, Saul, Jerry B. Jenkins' new book more than anything I¹ve read in a long time. It's a book full of mystery, action and romance, an utterly gripping novel and a vivid reminder of how God chooses unlikely men and women to accomplish His noble purposes. A great book!" - Bill Armstrong, President, Colorado Christian University, Former Colorado United States Senator

"When master word-weaver Jerry Jenkins joins forces with Bible exposition extraordinaire James MacDonald, you'd better make way for something powerful! In I, Saul Jerry and James give us a unique perspective into the character of the apostle Paul, using biblical facts as the basis for a work that is sure to please any fiction connoisseur. My prayer is that this book will give readers deeper insight into the life and teachings of the apostle, and more importantly, the One who commissioned him (and all of us) to share His Good News with the world." - Greg Laurie, Pastor, Harvest Ministries

"I, Saul is a must read book! God is shaking the foundations of the world right now, and at the heart of what He is doing is the power of His Word. Jerry Jenkins, the master story-teller, has written a powerful story that reveals the background and upbringing of the unique, passionate man who once relentlessly persecuted Jesus' followers-and who later God used to write much of the New Testament. A modern story of ancient texts, hidden memoirs, and political intrigue surrounds the discovery of a parchment possibly written by the Apostle Paul. Jerry skillfully takes us back to the first century story of Paul, while drawing us into a present day international thriller. These two parallel stories are brilliant and will leave you wanting more! I can' wait for the next one." - Ray Bentley, Senior Pastor, Maranatha Chapel, San Diego

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    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Walk/Read Through the Doorway on the Cover
    December 16, 2013
    Janice Garey
    Decatur, GA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for I, Saul.
    Another perfectly told story from the master story weaver, Jerry Jenkins. Awesome telling of two stories in one book. Go deep in the life of Saul turned Paul, so deep you are down in a dark prison with him as he relates his life story to the physician, Luke. The manuscript is hidden away and meets up in the present story with characters who have good and evil intent as they are in possession or trying to be in possession of the manuscript. Exciting storyline and believable characters will keep you fully engaged to see the final outcome.
  2. Alicia
    New York, NY
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Present and Past!
    November 13, 2013
    Alicia
    New York, NY
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    This review was written for I, Saul.
    I, Saul is a story that goes back in forth from present day Rome to Bible character Paul's prison. Right before Paul's execution he yearns to receive his parchments to finish his first account of his early life. Even on the throes of death Paul with Luke's help defy the Romans to do the Lord's will. Finding Paul's account proves to be the greatest find in present day times, and leads to unimaginable adventure and danger. The double stories provided a very unique aspect to the story.

    The extensive research included in this story is clearly evident, so much so it felt that you were walking along the roads of Damascus and Jerusalem. Even the modern day culture in Rome felt quite authentic. My only regret is that there is no actual thing as Paul's parchments. The fictional account of his childhood helped to make Bible reading more alive and personal.

    Tim Lahaye and James Mcdonald did a wonderful job creating a historical, contemporary, adventure, and Christ-centered story. I can't wait to continue my journey with the next installment to this series, I, Paul.

    I received a free copy from, FIRST Wildcard Blog Tours, in exchange for this independent and unbiased review.
  3. Mossy
    Louisville, KY
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Three stories in one!
    October 30, 2013
    Mossy
    Louisville, KY
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for I, Saul.
    I debated whether to give this book four or five stars. I ended up giving it five stars, but it should be 4.5. It was a good book but not one of my absolute favorites.

    Reading I, Saul is almost like reading three stories at once. It sounds confusing, but it all fits together clearly.

    I liked the main characters and the plot. This story contains almost everything you could want in a book: suspense, adventure, history, and even a little romance.

    I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian fiction.
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    October 27, 2013
    sunny island breezes
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    Quality: 5
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    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for I, Saul.
    A riveting story is brought to life in I, Saul. The present day story running along side the first century story of the apostle Paul adds even more depth.

    This morning I read again the book of 2 Timothy, but with new eyes when Paul requests Timothy to get Mark and come to him soon. I had never really thought about Paul knowing his time to be beheaded was near.

    How many of us actually see the urgency with which Paul request the parchments be brought to him.

    The present day story also is focused on the urgency of the parchments. There's a cloak and dagger adventure here involving lots of intrigue. Of course, there's romance, as well.

    I, Saul grabbed me, but left me wanting the rest of the story. I'm definitely ready to read I, Paul now. I really don't want to wait until 2014. Just maybe it will come out in January. Please make you pen fly, Mr. Jenkins. Don't make us wait until next October.
  5. Christianfictionaddiction
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Gripping fiction
    October 22, 2013
    Christianfictionaddiction
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for I, Saul.
    Spanning the ages, from the present all the way back to when the Biblical Saul was a child, "I, Saul" is a masterfully told tale that held me in its grip from beginning to end. The book is well-written, with vivid scenes, true-to-life descriptions, and characters that you will quickly grow to care about. Although I enjoyed getting to know the present day characters of Augie, Sofia, and Roger, and enjoyed the suspense and mystery surrounding them, I most enjoyed the character of Saul himself. Saul has long fascinated me as a historical figure, with his transformation of one who hunted down Christians to one who arguably became the greatest missionary of all time. His letters to the church continue to be some of my favourite places to turn to in the Bible. Jenkins and MacDonald have succeeded at bringing Saul to life in a new way, giving me a glimpse of what his childhood may have been like and how he became the man that he did, transforming into the man we now know as Paul. As I read the scenes of Paul in prison, for the first time I really contemplated what he must have suffered over the years, and I marveled anew at the strength of his faith and the power of the Holy Spirit to sustain Paul until the end. I love the concept of a lost manuscript that details Paul's childhood experiences, and I found the book ended too soon as I wanted to read even more! I am very pleased to find that another addition to series is on the way.

    If readers are looking for an entertaining novel with scenes of suspense, betrayal, and romance, then they will certainly find that in "I, Saul". But they will also be blessed with a book that will challenge their own faith and encourage their own boldness for Jesus even in the face of adversity. I highly recommend this book and award it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

    Book has been provided courtesy of the publisher and FIRST Wildcard Blog Tours, for the purposes of this unbiased review.
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