An ""autobiography"" of the apostle, for the layman. A picture of a power in Christianity in its early days, which, while not stressing its mysticism, reveals it, and his immense belief and vitality and the reason for his importance in Christian history. The story tells little of his childhood but a great deal about his early years suppressing Christianity, his presence at the murder of St. Stephen, his experience on the road to Damascus. And then the interval during which the great change took place --and his missionary career, going from city to city, preaching, founding churches, suffering for the religion he accepted, a leader of the Church abroad. Persecution on all sides, from the Jews who resented or doubted him, from the Romans, who heard him, but who only postponed their persecutions. Essentially readable. Remember Donn Byrne's handling of the s subject -- and its popularity? Plus sale in religious book department.