Is Christianity a bland, domesticated religion, unthreatening and easy to grasp? Or is it the most exotic, unexpected, and uncanny of religious paths? For the mystics and saints-and for Robert Barron, who discovered Christianity through them-it is surely the strangest way. 'At its very center, ' writes Barron, 'is a God who comes after us with a reckless abandon, breaking open his own heart in love in order to include us in the rhythm of his own life.' What could be more compelling?
"Who was Priscilla?
Readers of the Bible may know her as the wife of Aquila, Paul's coworker, or someone who explained baptism to Apollos. Biblical references to Priscilla spark questions: Why is she mentioned before her husband? Does the mention of her instruction of Apollos mean that women taught in the church? What is her story?
Ben Witherington III addresses these questions and more. In this work of historical fiction, Priscilla looks back on her long life and remembers the ways she has participated in the early church. Her journey has taken her to Ephesus, Corinth, and Rome, and she's partnered with Paul and others along the way.
Priscilla's story makes the first-century world come alive and helps listeners connect the events and correspondence in different New Testament books. Witherington combines biblical scholarship and winsome storytelling to give listeners a vivid picture of an important New Testament woman.