The Remarkable Story of Paul the Apostle
This unique narrative retelling of the story of Saint Paul is an engaging daily account of life in the first century, as well as a remarkable chronicle of the key events that ultimately laid the foundation for Christianity.
Siegwart Knijpenga describes his childhood—when he was known as Saul—in his father’s tentmaking workshop, his momentous encounter with Christ on the road to Damascus, and his transformation into Paul the apostle, one of the most significant figures of early Christianity.
The author draws on his extensive experience of sharing religious lessons with young people to retell the story of Saint Paul in a lively and accessible way.
The book is ideal for readers age 10 and older.
C O N T E N T S:
1. Growing up in Tarsus
2. A Light in the East
3. Arriving in Jerusalem
4. Saul’s Long Search for the Messiah
6. Saul Returns to Jerusalem
7. Saul Becomes Paul
8. The First Christians
9. Paul’s Second Great Journey
10. Everything Is Made New
11. Paul’s Second Great Journey
12. The Unknown God
13. Paul’s Third Great Journey
14. Paul Is Arrested
15. Paul on Trial
16. Voyage to Rome
17. The Eternal City
About the Author
Siegwart Knijpenga was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and attended the Waldorf school in The Hague. He studied for the priesthood at the Seminary of The Christian Community in Stuttgart and was ordained in 1962. He has served congregations in Hamburg and Amsterdam, among others, and was Lenker of The Christian Community in the Netherlands for eight years. His books include Stories of the Saints, a collection for children.