Most Christian fiction is written for the conservative, evangelical market. Not so, A Wretched Man, a novel of Paul the Apostle. This novel will appeal to a progressive Christian. A progressive Christian wants substance not fluff. Thoughtful. Provocative. Challenging. People will engage with this book because it raises hard questions and does not offer pat answers, because it offers an alternative view of Christian origins often at odds with orthodoxy, and because it dares to offend.
Journey to the first century world of the Roman empire, watch flying fish from the deck of a creaking merchant galley, hear the hawking cries of agora merchants, shiver around a mountain campfire along a caravan trail, savor the lamb kebab of a pudding vendor washed down with barley beer, and inhale incense wafting from the holy of holies within the Jerusalem temple. As a progressive Christian, your mind and your senses will be stimulated by the pilgrimage. Along the way, witness the birth pangs of a new religion born of the uneasy union between Paul's Gentile churches and the Jerusalem church led by Peter and James, the brother of Jesus.
A progressive Christian is willing to question tradition. This book challenges the orthodox view of Christian origins. Liberal Christians are willing to accept human diversity. Wrestle with Paul as he struggles with ethnic, religious, and sexual boundaries in the Greco-Roman world of the first century. Progressive Christians are intellectually honest. This novel tracks contemporary, critical, Christian scholarship.
Put away childish things, invites Paul, and a progressive listens. Come away with the man from Tarsus and follow his footsteps.
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