Conrad Gempf loves St. Paul. He thinks he's a genius. And with this book, he shows you why you should think so too. Yes, he admits that Paul was without doubt one of the most difficult people to work with in the history of the world. So he sympathizes with any doubts you may have, but asks that you just let him walk you through three of Paul's letters (really, two letters and a memorandum), in order to hear both sides of these conversations. Conrad thinks he can completely change your understanding of these letters and of Paul's character. However, keep your arms and legs inside the carriage at all times, because along the way some wild twists and turns will emerge before a final surprise promises to change your relationship with Paul for good.
Conrad Gempf (PhD, University of Aberdeen in Scotland) is lecturer in New Testament at London School of Theology in the United Kingdom. He is the author of Jesus Asked, and has edited or contributed to many journals, books, and reference works, including The Dictionary of Paul and His Letters.