Robert Picirilli's Paul the Apostle: Missionary, Martyr, Theologian has been a classic in Pauline studies for nearly thirty years. Now Picirilli's work has been reissued. Here, biblical students will find an accessible introduction to Paul's life and thought that is at once fair with contemporary scholarship and committed to the richness of the Pauline tradition from the New Testament. Picirilli does a masterful job creating a portrait of his life and times.
Picirilli's Paul the Apostle avoids high theological language in favor of a readable introduction. Digging deep into the history of the early apostolic period and reading the New Testament with the eyes of a loving critic. Picirilli is not afraid to deal with controversial discussion on the topic and handles these areas with grace and ease. Without hesitation, I would recommend this work to the lay or pastoral student of Pauline history and theology.
I received a free copy of this book from Moody Publishing in exchange for my honest review here.