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Introducing Paul: The Man, His Mission and His Message
Bird, Michael F.

Downer's Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2008 pp. 192. $20.00


Description: Michael Bird suggests that if the Paul we claim to know looks and sounds a lot like us, it's probably a warning light that we don't know him as well as we think we do. But if we let Paul be Paul, allowing him to speak for himself in his language, on his terms and for his purposes, then we stand a chance of meeting him anew. Introducing Paul is an animated and penetrating survey of Paul's life and teaching. It covers all the basics students need, while offering new insights with a light touch. Blending life and study, Bird aims to get us excited about reading Paul's letters, sharing his gospel and living the Christian life the way he thought it should be lived. For beginning students and laypeople, Introducing Paul is a valuable entrance into the contemporary study of Paul.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Literature

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Review by Tony Costa
Published 2/6/2010
Citation: Tony Costa, review of Michael F. Bird, Introducing Paul: The Man, His Mission and His Message, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2010).


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