Books that have caught my eye.
The Imitation of Saint Paul: Examining Our Lives in Light of His Example
By Jim Reapsome
The Imitation of Saint Paul takes us behind the headlines of his career and offers a fresh, compelling, contemporary look at the man who changed the world. When the exemplary apostle got into the face of his converts, he bluntly held up his own life as the pattern for theirs. How risky is that? The purpose of this readable work with a modern twist is to discover how Paul viewed his divine commission and how he managed to survive incredible obstacles and hardships that threatened to undo him. What elements in the apostle’s life made him the man he was? How does his life become the format of ours? What changes can we make to follow in his footsteps? This work serves as both an introduction to the apostle for those new to the Christian faith and as a healthy reminder for those who want to go deeper in their obedience to and service for Christ.
I serve Jim Reapsome as his literary agent and helped him get this volume published with Wipf & Stock’s Cascade Books division. There have been lots of academic studies of Paul in recent years, but this book is different. It takes an inspirational and devotional look at the apostle, showing how we can get closer to Christ by following Paul’s example. I think you’ll love this book, by one of the clearest, wisest, most incisive writers I know.