July 13, 2010

Review & Giveaway: A Wretched Man - A Novel of Paul the Apostle by RW Holmen


There is so much that goes on in this book that I decided to give you the information from the synopsis:

Saint Paul was a sinner. He never met Jesus, but he experienced the famous conversion on the road to Damascus long after the Messiah had been crucified. Paul believed his Damascus experience had healed his guilty soul, but Jesus' own brother doubted Paul's tale.

James' rejection spurred Paul to hike the Roman highways of the Mediterranean world to proclaim the truth of Damascus, over and over again, if not for James' approval, then for his own. Had he not been healed at Damascus? And then there was the stinging thorn in his flesh that kept the guilty wound on his soul festering.

Journey to the first century world of the Roman empire. Here you will encounter emperors and slaves, Jews and Greeks, and men and women lifted from the pages of the New Testament as they stumble forward following the death of Jesus, unwitting midwives to the birth of Christianity. Follow Paul and James as they contend for the soul of the newborn Jesus movement; their struggle is the story of Christian origins.


I have always been fascinated with the life of Jesus and that of his followers. The apostle Paul and James, the brother of Jesus, have different ideas about how God wants us to live our lives. The path the author walks down in this book is very different from others that I have read, which makes for a refreshing read. Four stars!



A Wretched Man - A Novel of Paul the Apostle by RW Holmen
Bascom Hill Publishing Group, Limited
9781935098218
March 15, 2010
401 pages
$16.95 US


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Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you purchase a book using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.

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61 comments:

Autumn said...

As I've gotten older I've been reading a lot more books relating to the life of Jesus. I recently read the two Anne Rice books relating to Jesus. I found them to be quite interesting if you're looking for something else along those lines to read.

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Mystica said...

Would have loved to be in the running for this book as it sounds so good. Unfortunately I am overseas so please dont count me in.

Linda Kish said...

This sounds like an interesting book.

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Elise said...

+1 I would love to read this book.
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enyl said...

I'm looking forward to reading the author's treatment of Jewish and Roman culture.
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enyl said...

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Following on Twitter.
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Following It's My Life.
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Benita said...

+1 Would love to have a hot at this.

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J.T. Oldfield said...

Please enter me. I follow you w/ Google Reader and on Twitter (@bibliofreakblog) and now I'm following @awretchedman as well.

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slb3334 said...

Looks like a good book.

allisonsbj3 said...

Thanks for having this giveaway!

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GALENA said...

christian an avid reader

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.

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Sheltiemama said...

I'm reading the Bible, so this book really interests me.

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HODGEPODGESPV said...

ots: i have 2 books for you then, Dear and Glorious Physician and Great Lion of God, both by Taylor Caldwell! check them out.

Anonymous said...

This book sounds really fascinating.

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nfmgirl said...

+1 Sounds great! Please count me in. Thank you!

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Steve Capell said...

Paul being the leader of the Christian early church would make this a book that I would really like to read. Thanks!

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Lynette said...

now i have to say the variety of books is quite wide.....i like that!

By the way I am doing a week of giveaways at my place if your interested.

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Darcie K. said...

This does sound interesting.

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Daniel M said...

been wanting to read more about that era - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Aisling said...

This sounds like an interesting and thought provoking book.

pixie13 said...

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Anonymous said...

I would like to read this!

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lag123 said...

This would be so interesting to read!
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Louis said...

enter me please, thank you for the giveaway

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

This sounds like an interesting book on this man - I'd love to see what the author has to say.

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MAC Mom said...

This novel on Paul sounds very good. His letters to the church interest me.

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susan1215 said...

Sounds like a good book

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kngmckellar said...

I would love to read about Paul. I'm pretty sure his name was Saul and changed to Paul but can't remember why and would love to learn about him.
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Misusedinnocence said...

+1, This sounds great, I'd love to read it.

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Amy Unis Viceroy said...

I'd love to read this, but man you are desperate for readers and friends.

Dan Mihaliak said...

Following on facebook. This looks like the kind of book I read

Chrystal said...

+1-I love reading books relating to the Bible. This one sounds great!

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Anonymous said...

I'm a huge Christian, and this book looks awesome! mzpaw@yahoo.com

Sarita said...

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demmi said...

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Donna said...

I would like to read it.
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jennifer57 said...

looks intersting

tina reynolds said...

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