Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Paul: Missionary of Jesus

Praise for Paul Barnett's new book, Paul: Missionary of Jesus (Eerdmans, 256 pp, retail $16, available for $10.88 from
“This wonderful book will certainly become auxiliary reading in the courses I teach on Acts and Paul. It puts together Acts and Paul’s own writings in a fashion that is believable, attentive to the texts themselves, and full of life and vitality. Above all, Paul is simultaneously grounded in history and shown to be utterly captured by Christ and his gospel. Insights into the biblical material leap from many pages. I hope this volume will circulate widely.”
— D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

“A well-written, concise introduction to Paul’s activities as a missionary based on his letters and Luke’s Acts of the Apostles. The book is full of valuable scholarly information and takes a special look at discussed Pauline problems.”— Martin Hengel, University of Tübingen
This is vol. 2 in Barnett's After Jesus trilogy. The first volume was The Birth of Christianity: The First Twenty Years. The third is tentatively titled Finding the Historical Christ.