Audiobook Download

The Apostle

A Life of Paul

Author John Pollock
Narrator Kirby Heyborne
Runtime 10.7 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
Downloads ZIP M4B MP3
Release Date December 20, 2011
Availability: Unrestricted (available worldwide)

The acclaimed biography of the early church's greatest evangelist, the Apostle Paul. Master storyteller John Pollock makes Paul and his amazing story freshly alive, so that you can know the greatest apostle much as Luke and Timothy did as they traveled with him. As you turn the pages, you'll sense Paul's motives, his aims and priorities; what mattered to him; and what he was willing to die for.


John Pollock, a Cambridge-educated clergyman, became Billy Graham's authorized biographer early in the evangelist's career. His biographies include The Master: A Life of Jesus, available from Victor Books in this pocket-size format. John Pollock and his wife, Anne, reside in Devonshire, England.

Regular Price: $14.98 Member Price: $14.98 (or 3 credits)
Add to Wishlist Gift This
Description

The acclaimed biography of the early church's greatest evangelist, the Apostle Paul. Master storyteller John Pollock makes Paul and his amazing story freshly alive, so that you can know the greatest apostle much as Luke and Timothy did as they traveled with him. As you turn the pages, you'll sense Paul's motives, his aims and priorities; what mattered to him; and what he was willing to die for.

John Pollock, a Cambridge-educated clergyman, became Billy Graham's authorized biographer early in the evangelist's career. His biographies include The Master: A Life of Jesus, available from Victor Books in this pocket-size format. John Pollock and his wife, Anne, reside in Devonshire, England.

Customer Reviews

5 Reviews Add Review
Brilliant.
This is a brilliant book. A bit or artistic license in order to tell the story, but just amazing how he brings Paul's life to life. This book is a life changer.
Overall
Review by / (Posted on 6/6/2016)
Insightful Biography Of Apostle Paul
The Apostle by John Pollock is a thorough biography of the life of the man of God who wrote the majority of the New Testament, Apostle Paul. It is an insightful look into the life of someone who has had a large impact on the church today.

The early chapters present his background and life before Christ, which is quite interesting as a lot of this is sourced from other historical documents of the time, as the Bible only briefly references his background. There is a lot of speculation involved, so the details of his background should be taken with a grain of salt but it is interesting none the less.

The rest of the book is at times an exhaustive examination of the life of Apostle Paul pre and post conversion as detailed methodically in the Bible. As a regular reader of the Bible, a lot of the details I knew but it was great to piece together the whole story in one location rather than having it presented in bits and pieces.

The narration is quite good and helps to convey the life of Apostle Paul. It had the potential to be a dry biography but the quality narration avoid this happening.

This book is an in-depth study of one of the most influential Christians of the early church and a good resource to help with further study into the New Testament church.

This audio book was gifted as a part of the christianaudio Reviewers Program in exchange for my unbiased review of this work. More information can be found about this and other Christian audio books at christianaudio.com.
Overall
Review by / (Posted on 3/25/2012)
Interesting story of life of Paul
Any list that names the most influential people in the history of Christianity must include the Apostle Paul. And even though Paul was one of the most prolific authors of his time, and one of the people most written about in modern Christian writings, much of his life is still a mystery to us. Since Paul spent all of his time teaching the Gospel and therefore focused all of his writings towards that goal, there is not much written in the New Testament about the man himself, apart from what Luke tells us in Acts.

John Pollock in his biography of Paul, titled The Apostle, tries to bring this great crusader for Christ to life for us. By traveling the routes that Paul traveled and studying the culture that Paul encountered, Pollock is able to intertwine biblical fact with information about the cultures, people, and lands that Paul interacted with to create a very real biography of Paul the Apostle. In this biography, the author has taken Luke’s account of Paul’s journeys in Acts, combined them with information from Paul’s epistles, as well as the author’s own knowledge of the culture, and created a very intricate look at the life of The Apostle. Pollock explains in the beginning of his work that he does take some literary licensing with the details and conversations in the book, but that all of the information is based on writings found in the New Testament.

By combining the information found in the Bible with information the author gained first hand by traveling through the areas that Paul traveled some 2000 years ago, Pollock has brought to life the man who once was the chief persecutor of Christians. The details that are provided by the author makes this biography interesting and easy to read. Even though I consider myself knowledgable about Paul’s works as a missionary, I still found the book interesting and engaging. And for someone who is not familiar with the trials and persecutions of the Apostle Paul will find reading this book much like reading a modern-day dramatic work set in biblical times. I have often said that the Bible contains many stories that are better than anything Hollywood writers can dream up and this book on the life of Paul just proves this point.

The audio book, The Apostle, is almost 11 hours long, however, the story moves in such a way that it does not feel too long. The narrator of the audio book, Kirby Heyborne, has a clear voice that is easy to understand and follow. The narrator’s voice is soothing, almost too much so at times, and his inflections were at times lacking. However, I do not feel that this is a distraction to the work and I would listen to this narrator again without hesitation.

The Apostle is a good book that is well researched and written. It provides its reader with a view of the life of the Apostle Paul that you generally do not find in other writings about Paul. The book is not written to be a scholarly work on the life of Paul, but is written to give the Christian and non-Christian a better understanding of what this man of God went through as he was determined to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the rest of the world regardless of the consequences. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning a little more about the character of Paul and is amazing determination and zeal to share the message of Jesus Christ.

Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of this audio book as a part of the christianaudio Reviewers Program in exchange for my unbiased review of this work. This has in no way influenced my opinion or review of this work. For more information about this and other Christian audio books visit christianaudio.com.
Overall
Review by / (Posted on 1/9/2012)
Show ALL Reviews