Acts Part Three Deep Dive

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THE CHALLENGE | KATIE HALDANE

In this week’s Deep Dive, we’d like to challenge you to further your study, and point you in the right direction with some great resources. Paul is an incredible character to study, and I am somewhat obsessed with books on the life of Paul, so I’ve got some great suggestions for you!

One wonderful book that I have just finished is called A Man of Grace and Grit: Paul by Charles R Swindoll. Here’s a little teaser:

‘Each time we engage in a serious study of a great life, we need to brace ourselves for surprises. Interestingly, the greater the life, the more shocking the surprises. You can count on it, the circumstances and events that led to greatness in that person took place in the hidden years when few were looking and no one cared.’

Swindoll shares of the incredible life of Paul, the good and the bad. It is a great book that makes you think outside the box on the man we assume we all know.

Some other great books are:

Paul by N T Wright

The Paul Quest: The Renewed Search for the Jew of Tarsus by Ben Witherington III

Paul Apostle of the Heart Set Free by FF Bruce

Let me quote from the above book:

...and Paul certainly knew the love of Christ to be the all-compelling power in life. Where love is the compelling power, there is no sense of strain or conflict or bondage in doing what is right; the man or woman who is compelled by Jesus’ love and empowered by his Spirit does the will of God from the heart. For (as Paul could say from experience) “where the Spirit of the Lord is, there the heart is free” (2 Corinthians 3:17)’.

All of these books are available at Koorong, both in store and through their website. Happy reading guys!

recommended

 

paul: a biography

acts part three

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