N. T. Wright, one of the world's leading Bible scholars, is the chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews, an Anglican bishop, and bestselling author. Featured on ABC News, The Colbert Report, Dateline, and Fresh Air, Wright is the award-winning author of Simply Good News, Simply Jesus, Simply Christian, Surprised by Hope, How God Became King, Scripture and the Authority of God, Surprised by Scripture, and The Case for the Psalms, as well as the recent translation of the New Testament The Kingdom New Testament and the much heralded series Christian Origins and the Question of God.
"Substantive yet accessible, Paul provides a 432-page exploration of the Apostle's beginnings, his missionary journeys, his struggles and passion, and much more."--The Christian Post "In his monumental, meticulously detailed and elegant study, Wright presents a fascinating portrait of a man who went from persecuting Christians to being their biggest advocate."--BookPage "A fresh look at the Jewish heritage and the essential place in Christian history of the man converted on the road to Damascus."--Tampa Bay Times "The great N.T. Wright [offers] this grand biography of Paul. An exciting book."--The Eric Metaxas Show "A very deep dive into Paul. Professor Wright has such a gift in taking truth and presenting it [so] it just comes alive. I can't say enough about it. I love the book"--Relevant Radio "Paul is a compelling modern biography that reveals the apostle's greater role in Christian history--as an inventor of new paradigms for how we understand Jesus and what he accomplished--and celebrates his stature as one of the most effective and influential intellectuals in human history."--Englewood Review of Books "One of Wright's best books . . . Eloquent and moving."--Bible and Culture "The most winsome feature is the way Wright paints Paul as a . . . three-dimensional, many-sided, complicated human being. Paul: A Biography is a bright, provocative, imaginative, and often brilliant book."--The Gospel Coalition "Walking a fine line between presenting a fresh perspective in Pauline theology and reworking the Pauline corpus according to his own biblical theology, Wright's work, although intended for the informed layperson, will spark much debate among scholars and students."--Library Journal "As lucid as it is salient, this book is a must-read for all readers of the New Testament and all interpreters of early Christianity."--Paul N. Anderson, author of From Crisis to Christ "C. S. Lewis spoke of three artistically construed figures who jump off the page--Plato's Socrates, Boswell's Johnson, and the evangelists' Jesus. I am tempted to add a fourth candidate, having encountered Tom Wright's careful, tender, and bracing enfleshment of the apostle Paul!"--Edith M. Humphrey, William F. Orr Professor of New Testament, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary "Wright draws from a lifetime of study to construct this useful biography. Accessible and engrossing . . . Wright looks to the realities of what Paul dealt with . . . anxieties, broken relationships, beatings, imprisonments [revealing] a very human Paul. . . . An excellent introduction."--Kirkus (starred review) "Brings alive not only Paul but also the communities where he formed churches and the religious ideas swirling around them. . . . This highly readable volume gives those interested in biblical history something to argue about and plenty to ponder."--Booklist (starred review) "Nobody who preaches on Paul or ever interested in Paul's life and message will want to miss this treatment of him by N.T. Wright. It sheds fresh light on Paul's ministry, theology and personhood, and it does so in a gripping and readable way."--John Ortberg, Senior Pastor of Menlo Church "A compelling, erudite, and readable biography of the most seminal Christian theologian by one of today's most celebrated Paul interpreters."--Miroslav Volf, Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale University and author of Flourishing "Wright's excellent book not only brings Paul to life but places that life in the complex and overlapping array of Jewish and non-Jewish communities, all set within the Roman empire."--John Richardson, Emeritus Professor of Classics, University of Edinburgh "NT Wright takes the most controversial and influential author of scripture and does something remarkable: he humanizes Paul. I was hooked from the first page."--Mike McHargue, author of Finding God in the Waves as co-host of The Liturgists Podcast "Written with the usual Wright combination of erudition, intuition, mature wit, and wisdom, Paul should serve us well as we seek to unlock the keys to the first great Christian theologian."--Dr. Ben Witherington, III, Amos Professor of NT for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary "An enthralling journey into the mind of Paul by one of the great theologians of our time, a work full of insight, depth and generosity of understanding."--Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, author of Not in God's Name "The life of one of Christianity's founders is told by renowned biblical scholar N.T. Wright, who believes that in focusing on Paul's letters and theology, scholars and pastors have not considered Paul as a person and in the context of his times."--Publishers Weekly "In eloquent and inviting prose, one of the world's leading New Testament scholars retells the story behind the story, the story of the Apostle Paul. A master teacher here communicates Paul in language every reader can understand."--Craig S. Keener, F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of New Testament, Asbury Theological Seminary