In this absorbing study of Paul's life, Sanders highlights the qualities that made Paul the great leader he was: his pioneering spirit, his powerful communication skills, his life of fervent prayer, his wholehearted devotion to Jesus Christ. And his exalted view of God. Paul never got over the wonder that God trusted him so much. Out of that profound sense of indebtedness flowed Paul's sincerely humble self-image. In paul we find an inspiring example of what one person, wholly surrendered to God and committed to God's people, can achieve in one generation. But Paul's life was not an unattainable ideal: he was merely human, a leader with weaknesses just like ours. Paul's triumphs, as well as his failures, provide valuable lessons in overcoming any obstacle in ministry.