Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Monday, October 21, 2013

I, Saul

About The Book:  A MURDERER who would change the WORLD From multi-million copy best-selling novelist Jerry Jenkins comes a compelling international thriller that conveys you from present-day Texas to a dank Roman dungeon in A.D. 67, then down the dusty roads of ancient Israel, Asia, and back to Rome. A young seminary professor, Augustine Knox, is drawn into a deadly race to save priceless parchments from antiquities thieves and discovers a two- thousand-year old connection with another who faced death for the sake of the truth. I, Saul consists of two riveting adventures in one, transporting you between the stories of Augustine Knox and Saul of Tarsus. Filled with political intrigue, romance, and rich historical detail, I, Saul is a thrilling tale of loyal friendships tested by life-or-death quests, set two millennia apart, told by a master storyteller.

About The Author:  Jerry B. Jenkins’s novels have sold more than 70 million copies, including the phenomenal mega-best-selling Left Behind series. Twenty of his books have reached theNew York Times best-seller list, including seven that debuted at number one, as well as theUSA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal best-seller lists. Jenkins has been featured on the cover of Newsweek magazine. Jerry and his wife, Dianna, live in Colorado.
My Thoughts On The Book:  When I got the book and scanned through it I was not sure I would enjoy the book.  I am a pastor, read a lot of nonfiction/research about biblical characters and this one blew me away.  I enjoyed this book more than many I have read lately. I enjoy reading historical fiction and a good mystery is always a clincher. This book contains both. Reading this story is almost like reading two stories in one. Luke and Pauls take on life and Augie's impressions.  I usually do not like split story books where one character talks and then another one does.  But, as this story developed I was delighted and enlightened, even with the time frame separations.  The book grabs your attention immediately and I found I did not want to put it down.  I am a huge fan of the Left Behind series and that is one of the reasons I asked to review this book.  This book is well written.  Jenkins is a master wordsmith and if you are looking for something that will catch and hold your attention this is your book!
Statement of Disclosure: I received an paperback copy of this title from Worthy Publishing as part of their blogger review program . I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC 16 CFR, Part 255 'Guides concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. I was not asked to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are entirely my own. Thanks guys for letting me read this and participate!

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