In “I, Saul” Jerry B. Jenkins weaves an ancient story of a man named Saul who persecuted the early Christians and later became Paul, the man whose transformation on his way to Damascus changed the world, and the contemporary tale of a man named Augustine Knox who becomes entangled in the discovery of a lifetime when his friend, Roger Michaels, finds himself in possession of a priceless parchment purported to be the memoirs of Saul of Tarsus.
Jenkins tells the story of Paul as he is sitting in prison waiting for his execution being ministered to by Luke, the Physician. We get to read the memoirs as they are being written, a fascinating fictional account of Paul’s earliest memories until he is transformed on the road to Damascus.
The story of Augustine Knox takes us back to present day Rome where people are fighting over the ownership of the ancient parchment containing Saul’s memories. It’s a fight to the finish as we wonder who the good guys are and whether they will succeed in saving the relic from the wrong people.
Just when one story gets to the climax, Jenkins swaps to the other storyline. It’s hard to stop reading. I love Jenkins’ gift of storytelling. He will have you so rapt in the story and then he pulls out a surprise.
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