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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2009
Series: Great Lives
The apostle Paul. The converted terrorist, inspired author, amazing teacher, and patient mentor.This colossal figure strode boldly onto the stage of the first-century world and left an indelible signature of greatness never to be forgotten. His life? Magnificent! And his ministry? Impressive. While assigned sainthood by some today, by his own description he was "the chief of all sinners." No other person in the Bible, aside from Christ Himself, had a more profound influence on his world and ours than Paul.
He was a man of real grit, with a firmness of mind and spirit and unyielding courage in the face of personal hardship and danger. Tough, tenacious, and fiercely relentless, Paul pursued his divine mission with unflinching resolve. And God used him mightily to turn the world upside down for Christ in his generation.
But Paul's message and his style were also marked by gentle grace. This man, who tormented and killed the saints of God, understood and explained grace better than any of his contemporaries. Why? Because he never got over his own gratitude as a recipient of it. God's super-abounding grace transformed this once-violent aggressor into a humble-but-powerful spokesman for Christ. A man with that much grit desperately needed that much grace.
Perhaps that's why Paul's life is such a source of hope for us. If the chief of sinners can be forgiven and become God's chosen vessel, can He not forgive and use us as well? He can, if we too become people of both grace and grit.
Paul is the sixth of a multi-volume series exploring Great Lives from God's Word and searching them to find the qualities that made them great. Join us for an exciting, in-depth look at this amazing life, as only Chuck Swindoll can describe it: Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit.
Charles R. Swindoll has devoted his life to the clear, practical teaching and application of God's Word. He currently pastors Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas, and serves as the chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary. His renowned Insight for Living radio program airs around the world. Chuck and Cynthia, his partner in life and ministry, have four grown children and ten grandchildren.
Elaine AckerAddison, MIAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent readingNovember 27, 2013Elaine AckerAddison, MIAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I am a faithful reader of Charles Swindoll`s books. This was excellent reading and contained many new insights on Paul. I do recommend it.
Lazaro Vega-sanabriaAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent Writing! Great Scholarly Work!January 16, 2012Lazaro Vega-sanabriaAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5In the manner of Swindoll, an excellent biographical and in-depth study of the life of Paul. Well written, with simple language, yet profound; it's powerful content, and message reaches all levels of readers - a piece of literature! A wonderful resource. One can create lessons, studies, and messages out of one of the most inspiring and influential individuals in history. Swindoll captures his life, times, and biblical thought in a manner like no other!
Lahry SibleyWinslow, ArizonaAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5True Christian ValueJanuary 4, 2012Lahry SibleyWinslow, ArizonaAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The book is authored by Chuck Swindol. As I read the words, in my mind I could hear him speaking them. This book is a discovery of true Christian value and living, as the author takes us from Acts 5 to Acts 28 and what it really means to take up your CROSS, deny your SELF, and follow the MASTER. I really enjoyed it and recommend it to anyone who believes themself to be crucified by faith with the MESSIAH.
JoyARothesay, NBAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Such a rich and full readDecember 19, 2011JoyARothesay, NBAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Dr. Swindoll has once again provided a thought provoking yet easy to read biography of a man who contributed so much to the spreading of the gospel. You will become better informed of who Paul is and what he did but besides that you just might become convicted as well. There are many well written application points to help merge Pauls life into yours. This book is well worth your time and money.