We know that Paul from Tarsus wrote roughly one-third of the New Testament, yet he is a figure still somewhat obscured to the modern reader. Who was he and what motivated this early shaper of the Christian faith? We can read what Paul wrote but we don't often consider why he wrote the words he did or think about what was happening around him when he penned these early letters. As a result, we often think about only half of the larger, ancient conversation. This book seeks to bring the other half of the conversation into sharp focus, and to do it in a way that is readily accessible to any reader.
Using Paul's own words and an understanding of the ancient world, this book will take you on a journey walking with Paul through ancient cities and helping us to see his motivations and feel his struggles. From his early life in Tarsus to his last days after returning to Rome, the reader will see the ancient world through Paul's eyes. At the end of this book, you will know Paul better and will have more understanding of his unique contributions to the faith.