I Saul, a novel by Jerry B. Jenkins with James S. MacDonald

08.28.13 | Trudi Cook | Comments[0]

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I Saul,  a novel by Jerry B. Jenkins with James S. MacDonald

Book Review by Trudi Cook

 

TWO EXCITING STORIES IN ONE

 

I, Saul tells two riveting parallel stories.  It begins by introducing the reader to Texas Bible professor Dr. Augustus Shaw (Augie) who receives a cryptic but desperate texted appeal from his best friend, a tour guide in Rome, Italy.  Other personalities round out his life, his brilliant but distant father, his Greek fiancé and her millionaire parents, his University colleagues.   

Chapter 2 introduces the ancient story, where Luke ministers to Paul in prison.  As Luke assists Paul in sending a letter to Timothy (see 2 Timothy 4:9-13) he learns that Paul has written personal journals which he needs Luke’s help to complete before his looming execution. 

As both accounts progress, we learn the history of Paul’s parchments, and follow the account of what happens in the modern day when the parchments come to light.  A frantic race between the “good guys” and the “bad guys” ensues, keeping the suspense level high.

As anyone who has read his stories can testify, Jerry Jenkins is an excellent storyteller.  On this series, he has teamed up with Bible teacher James MacDonald, and the resulting story will hold your attention and keep you anxious for the next installment of the series.

While I enjoyed the exciting account of attempted antiquity theft, with all its twists and turns, I think the account of Paul’s experiences in jail was equally enthralling, as it helped to portray Biblical “characters” into the flesh and blood people they truly were.  I definitely would recommend  I, Saul, and look forward to the sequel, I, Paul.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my fair and honest review.

Christian Fiction, Copyright 2013, ISBN 978-1-6179-5006-3

 

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