Book Review: I, Saul by Jerry B. Jenkins @WorthyPub #ISaul

One of the Best-Selling Novelists of All Time JERRY B. JENKINS Releases Riveting New Thriller

 

“Jenkins is a consummate novelist; his plotting is nicely sneaky, his dialogue crackling.”

 

—Publishers Weekly

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 23, 2013—Jerry Jenkins’s novels have sold more than 70 million copies, qualifying him as one of the best-selling novelists of all time. In his new release, I, Saul (Worthy Publishing, Aug. 27, 2013), Jenkins presents his latest masterpiece: a compelling international thriller that catapults readers 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.

 

An adventurous 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 as readers are transported between the stories of Augustine Knox and the man who would become the Apostle Paul.

 

I, Saul will keep readers turning pages as it offers new insight into the fiery early days of Christianity when Saul of Tarsus vowed to put an end to the new sect, whatever the cost. A fast-paced story filled with political intrigue, mystery, and rich historical detail, I, Saul is the thrilling tale of loyal friendships tested by life-or-death quests, set two millennia apart. With this new work, Jenkins again delivers the sort of novel that has made him a household name.

 

Jenkins artfully depicts biblical times and characters, relying heavily on research and expertise provided by noted pastor and biblical scholar, Dr. James S. MacDonald.

 

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 r

eached the New York Times best-seller list, including seven that debuted at numb

er one, as well as the USA TodayPublishers 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.

 

Worthy Publishing Group (www.worthypublishing.com) is a privately held, independent voice in Christian and inspirational publishing, based in Nashville, Tennessee, comprised of three divisions. Worthy Books publishes a boutique list of trade titles across a broad spectrum of genres, including current events, biography, fiction, devotionals, spiritual and personal growth, and specialized Bibles. Ellie Claire is a line of gift and paper expressions, and Freeman-Smith is a value-priced, impulse book imprint.

 

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Reader review . . . 

Augustine Knox, a professor at a Texas seminary, races across the globe to help a friend who possesses centuries-old documents.  As the adventure continues, he discovers a connection to Saul of Tarsus.

With a modern-day storyline interwoven with the story of Paul in the dungeon awaiting his execution, this latest work from Jerry B. Jenkins is  destined to be a bestseller.  Admittedly, I had a problem with the modern storyline, because it seemed to drag for several chapters before arriving at the main point.  But the story of Saul captivated my interest from the beginning, to the point of almost skimming the modern chapters in order to return to ancient Rome.  I especially enjoyed the dynamics of Saul’s relationships with Luke and other Biblical characters.

All in all, an engrossing novel of Biblical fiction that is sure to become a favorite of many readers.

4 stars

I received this book from the publisher to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have  expressed  are  my  own.  I  am  disclosing  this  in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.