Synopsis (from Amazon.com)
From multi-million copy best-selling novelist Jerry Jenkins comes a compelling international thriller that conveys you from present-day Texas to a dank Roman dungeon in A.D. 67, then down the dusty roads of ancient Israel, Asia, and back to Rome.
A young seminary professor, Augustine Knox, is drawn into a deadly race to save priceless parchments from antiquities thieves and discovers a two- thousand-year old connection with another who faced death for the sake of the truth. I, Saul consists of two riveting adventures in one, transporting you between the stories of Augustine Knox and Saul of Tarsus.
Filled with political intrigue, romance, and rich historical detail, I, Saul is a thrilling tale of loyal friendships tested by life-or-death quests, set two millennia apart, told by a master storyteller.
Being that we just moved into a house and I am the mother of young children, when I signed up to cover a “Blog Tour” I was a little reluctant but super excited at the chance to have an excuse to *GASP* sit down and read a BOOK!
Honestly, I loved the plot. I probably haven’t read a fiction novel since college but it was such an easy read that it was like watching a movie that grabs your attention and doesn’t let go. The characters are complex and relatable. I loved how Jerry Jenkins kept the readers attention through switching the setting chapter by chapter from the modern day story of Augustine, Roger, his parents, and fiance to the biblical history of Paul’s time in jail. I felt like I knew his parents and I loved to read the conversations between Augustine and his fiance. The variety from history to present day really kept me interested to find out what happens next (although, being pregnant, the details were so clear that it was hard to read about the condition of the jail Paul spent his time in)! It definitely gives the reader a deeper appreciation for Paul and what he endured to spread the gospel.
I recommend this book to anyone who loves history as well as Christians looking for an attention-grabbing fiction novel to read. This is definitely a book you want to go out and grab because it’s not just entertaining, it’s educational!
If you’re interested, I, Saul is available to purchase HERE –> from Amazon.com.
Note: I received this book as part of the I, Saul blog tour from Fiction Addict.
I received no compensation for this review and only received a copy of the book for review purposes.