Search Results: "Paul Grossman"


BOOK REVIEW

Paul by Gesner Noel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >

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PAUL by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

In a worthy companion volume to his Jesus: A Life (1992), novelist-biographer Wilson (A Watch in the Night, 1996, etc.) adeptly recreates the milieu of Christianity's greatest interpreter and missionary. Read full book review >

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PAUL by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Acts, though historically imprecise, makes for a much better story."
A dry historical tome that would be more aptly titled ``Paul: A Cultural History.'' The difficulties of doing ancient biography are compounded when one of the two major sources available is believed to be historically unreliable and corrupt. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN OF WRATH by Paul Grossman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2012

"To call this book enjoyable or satisfying feels wrong, because the deeds are so ugly. But it's terrifying and worthy. Human nature has never looked so raw."
A thriller set in early 1930s Berlin. People who can't bear to read about violence toward children should skip this book; those with sensitive stomachs may want to look elsewhere, too. Read full book review >

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THE SLEEPWALKERS by Paul Grossman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A solid thriller set amid riveting historical events in the seedy underbelly of a city—and a world—slowly going mad."
In Grossman's debut novel, a Jewish cop in 1932 Berlin hunts the perpetrators of a grotesque crime, against a backdrop of political turmoil. Read full book review >

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BROTHERHOOD OF FEAR by Paul Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Read it, then hope Grossman writes more about Willi in Paris. He has plenty of time before the Nazis arrive."
Another richly painted Willi Kraus thriller, in which a mundane assignment goes horribly wrong. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Flawed, but surprisingly engrossing."
Another knock-off of Anita Diamant's The Red Tent: this time, the story of Saint Paul. Read full book review >

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PAUL GAUGUIN by David Sweetman
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 1996

"And if Sweetman doesn't entirely succeed in maintaining his narrative focus, he does provide a biography that brings our own time into clearer view along with that of his subject. (color and b&w illustrations, not seen)"
This sprawling narrative of Paul Gauguin's messy life provides new insights, despite its lack of formal coherence. Read full book review >

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PAUL MCCARTNEY by Philip Norman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"A worthy biography that doesn't approach the greatness of its subject."
A biography of the multitalented musician, written with his "tacit approval." Read full book review >

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RABBI PAUL by Bruce Chilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 17, 2004

"Though speculative at turns, followers of Pauline will find this account illuminating."
"Jesus is Christianity's founder," writes Chilton, "but Paul is its maker." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAUL RICOEUR by Charles E. Reagan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A thin book on a dense philosopher, wavering between sycophantic tones and ponderous discourse."
Though Ricoeur can arguably take some credit for making ``hermeneutics'' a buzzword in graduate seminars, Reagan's passably informative, slightly schizoid book isn't likely to increase awareness of the eminent philosopher. Read full book review >