Apostle Paul by James Cannon
A Novel of the Man Who Brought Christianity to Western World

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The iconic Saint Paul – in his lifetime a scholar, prosecutor for the high court of the Jews, accomplice in murder, adventurer, traveler, orator, writer, advocate, and organizer of a new faith – was in fact a Jewish-Hellenistic citizen of the Roman Empire, a man who by the force of his intellect and indomitable will changed the course of history. Eventually he became the leader of the movement that delivered the social and moral authority of Christianity to a pagan world. Given a message – that man and woman had a purpose in earthly life and a future beyond the grave – he carried it first and unsuccessfully to his fellow Jews, then successfully to the gentiles and all mankind. His quality of mind and ability to exhort and persuade, his personal commitment to ethical conduct and values, and his courage and indefatigability made Paul one of the continuing forces in the progress of Western civilization.Author James Cannon has written about political leaders as a journalist, has served with leaders in public life, and has written feature stories while on the staffs of Time and Newsweek. Now he has taken the story of one of the most momentous quests in history and brought it to life with a vitality and immediacy that is at once gripping, informative, and inspiring.

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James Cannon is currently retired from public life. He was an aide to President Ford and Governor Nelson Rockefeller, and chief of staff for Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker. Before entering political work, he was chief political writer, national affairs correspondent, and Chief of Correspondents at Newsweek. Before that he was on the staff of Time. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army and O.S.S. in the Caribbean and Asia theaters, achieving the rank of captain. Author or coauthor of four previous books, this is his first work of fiction. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife.
Published May 28, 2013 by Steerforth. 433 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Paul thinks James “pretentious” and “defensive,” and deems Peter “woefully unprepared” to oversee anything “larger than a fishing boat.” The novel slows down a little when it comes time for Paul to draft his famous epistles;

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