You know you're supposed to like him, but you just don't. Maybe it's the authoritarianism, maybe it's the arrogance, maybe it's the views he seems to hold, maybe it's the way that he drones on and on until you're falling asleep. Well ... you're not the only one. None of that is new. Not even the last bit (see Acts 20:9).
But there's a secret to liking an initially unlikeable person like Paul: walk a mile in his moccasins. Or three. This small book aims to take you inside three controversies that Paul faced. Would you have advised him to do anything differently? Would you have done as well as he did? This is a quick and entertaining introduction to the letters of Paul, from which you'll also learn about yourself.
"The warmth of this book thaws the awkward frostiness that currently exists around Paul... I like him more now. And I like this book a lot." Jeff Lucas, author, speaker, broadcaster
"This is a gem of a book for individual or group study; I highly recommend it." Mike Pilavachi, Soul Survivor
"Conrad Gempf is an exceptional communicator and a sideways thinker. He's also effortlessly cool. What he uncovers about Paul will surprise, entertain and challenge you." Martin Saunders, editor of Youthwork Magazine
Conrad Gempf loves St Paul. He thinks he's a genius. And with this book, he shows you why you should think so too. Yes, he admits that Paul was without doubt one of the most difficult people to work with in the history of the world. So he sympathizes with any doubts you may have, but asks that you just let him walk you through three of Paul's letters (really, two letters and a memorandum), in order to hear both sides of these conversations. Conrad thinks he can completely change your understanding of these letters and of Paul's character. However, keep your arms and legs inside the carriage at all times, because along the way some wild twists and turns will emerge before a final surprise promises to change your relationship with Paul for good.