Great Lion of God by Taylor Caldwell audiobook

Great Lion of God: A Novel About Saint Paul

By Taylor Caldwell
Read by Braden Wright

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30.88 Hours Unabridged
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New York Times Bestseller: A "beautifully written" and "truly outstanding" novel based on the life of Paul the Apostle (The Cincinnati Enquirer). Born a veritable great lion of God to a devout Jewish family, Saul of Tarsus is raised by his parents to embrace their love of humanity. Dogged by what he perceives as a lack of true faith, he embarks on a journey to save his people from sacrilege. But on the road to Damascus a vision of the resurrected Jesus changes the course of his life. Converting to Christianity, the newly christened Paul transforms from persecutor of blasphemers into apostle to the gentiles, becoming one of the supreme influences on the Catholic Church and the Western world. Great Lion of God paints a unique and very human portrait of Saint Paul, one of the most passionate, dauntless, and complex figures of early Christianity—Pharisee, lawyer, theologian, and above all, a "man like ourselves with our own despairs, doubts, anxieties and angers and intolerances, and ‘lusts of the flesh.'" The central novel in author Taylor Caldwell's biblical trilogy, which also includes Dear and Glorious Physician and I, Judas, Great Lion of God is both "sheer entertainment" and a moving tribute to the majesty and power of the Christian faith (Fort Worth Star-Telegram).

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New York Times bestseller

New York Times Bestseller: A "beautifully written" and "truly outstanding" novel based on the life of Paul the Apostle (The Cincinnati Enquirer).

Born a veritable great lion of God to a devout Jewish family, Saul of Tarsus is raised by his parents to embrace their love of humanity. Dogged by what he perceives as a lack of true faith, he embarks on a journey to save his people from sacrilege. But on the road to Damascus a vision of the resurrected Jesus changes the course of his life. Converting to Christianity, the newly christened Paul transforms from persecutor of blasphemers into apostle to the gentiles, becoming one of the supreme influences on the Catholic Church and the Western world.

Great Lion of God paints a unique and very human portrait of Saint Paul, one of the most passionate, dauntless, and complex figures of early Christianity—Pharisee, lawyer, theologian, and above all, a "man like ourselves with our own despairs, doubts, anxieties and angers and intolerances, and ‘lusts of the flesh.'"

The central novel in author Taylor Caldwell's biblical trilogy, which also includes Dear and Glorious Physician and I, Judas, Great Lion of God is both "sheer entertainment" and a moving tribute to the majesty and power of the Christian faith (Fort Worth Star-Telegram).

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A rich and rewarding reading experience.” Columbus Citizen
“Totally engrossing. Totally real.” Illinois Journal-Register
“Caldwell has added another great novel to her list of excellent, gripping books…Momentous, unforgettable.” South Bend Tribune

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Author Bio: Taylor Caldwell

Author Bio: Taylor Caldwell

Taylor Caldwell (1900–1985) was an Anglo-American novelist and prolific author of popular fiction, who also wrote under various pen names. In her fiction, she often used real historical events or persons. She published forty novels, many of which were New York Times bestsellers. Her best-known works include the historical sagas. Her Dear and Glorious Physician, a portrayal of the life of St. Luke, and Great Lion of God, about the life of St. Paul, are among the bestselling religious novels of all time. Her last novel, Answer as a Man hit the New York Times bestseller list before its official publication date.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Religious
Runtime: 30.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English