This brief volume attempts to construct a biography of Paul of Tarsus. Recog such a biography cannot be constructed without resort to a good deal of the author claims to have sifted the available evidence carefully, with the of giving a sense of certainty, but of satisfying the desire of readers for a of his subject. His long years as a Biblical scholar give credence to the here. A surprising amount of detail used seems to be based on auth unknown to, or unsuspected by, the amateur New Testament reader. The is chronological, and the emphasis more upon Paul's personal experience than upon his theological thought. If reconstructed lives of this kind the reader with some unanswered questions, this one would seem to be as could be hoped for under the limitations of evidence. It offers a read stirring account of the first great Christian missionary.