Dr Charles R Swindoll

Great Lives from God's Word: Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit (Paperback)

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The apostle Paul. The converted terrorist, inspired author, amazing teacher, and patient mentor.This colossal figure strode boldly onto the stage of the first-century world and left an indelible signature of greatness never to be forgotten. His life? Magnificent! And his ministry? Impressive. While assigned sainthood by some today, by his own description he was "the chief of all sinners." No other person in the Bible, aside from Christ Himself, had a more profound influence on his world and ours than Paul.

He was a man of real grit, with a firmness of mind and spirit and unyielding courage in the face of personal hardship and danger. Tough, tenacious, and fiercely relentless, Paul pursued his divine mission with unflinching resolve. And God used him mightily to turn the world upside down for Christ in his generation.

But Paul's message and his style were also marked by gentle grace. This man, who tormented and killed the saints of God, understood and explained grace better than any of his contemporaries. Why? Because he never got over his own gratitude as a recipient of it. God's super-abounding grace transformed this once-violent aggressor into a humble-but-powerful spokesman for Christ. A man with that much grit desperately needed that much grace.

Perhaps that's why Paul's life is such a source of hope for us. If the chief of sinners can be forgiven and become God's chosen vessel, can He not forgive and use us as well? He can, if we too become people of both grace and grit.

Paul is the sixth of a multi-volume series exploring Great Lives from God's Word and searching them to find the qualities that made them great. Join us for an exciting, in-depth look at this amazing life, as only Chuck Swindoll can describe it: Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit.


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Great Lives from God's Word
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Dr Charles R Swindoll
Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit
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December, 2009
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I felt this was better...

I felt this was better than his biography of Jesus although it did not satisfy my interest in learning a little more about the life of Paul. I am now reading a book by F. F. Bruce that is more in depth and I think I will find what I am looking for. However, this book was very inspirational and I would highly recommend it.

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Ive always liked Swin...

I've always liked Swindoll and his Profiles in Character series are some of my favorites. This one is on the apostle Paul. This goes through the life of Paul as we see him in the Bible, from the time he was known as Saul and persecuting the early followers of Christ to his imprisonment and execution at the hands of the Romans. We follow him as we move through the Book of Acts and through the letters that Paul wrote. One thing we learn about Paul from this look at Paul is how he persevered throughout his trials and triumphed despite them. He stayed positive throughout, despite his certain execution and showed his deep love for those he ministered too and through them his love for Christ. Very inspirational when we look at our own tough times and how we often find defeat even though we deal with lesser tribulations than Paul had faced. Once again Paul, brings us a great look (though perhaps not as in depth as it could have been) into one of the great people of the Bible.

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Excellent book on the ...

Excellent book on the life of the apostle Paul. Swindoll adds the human touch and life application value to this biography.

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Excellent book on the life of the apostle Paul. Swindoll adds the human touch and life application value to this biography.

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