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  • Genre:RELIGION
  • SubGenre:Biblical Biography / New Testament
  • Language:English
  • Pages:298
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667884943

Called Out of Darkness

by Christopher Coelho

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Before Paul of Tarsus believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, he was a man of cruel hatred and religious prejudice, a blasphemer and persecutor of the church, ignorantly thinking himself to be a man of religious works and self-righteousness. But, because of God's grace, Paul was called out of spiritual darkness and transformed into a fruitful servant of the Lord, chosen to be an outstanding example of His rich mercy. Travel with Paul on his many missionary journeys as he spreads the light of Jesus' teachings and revelations of faith and love before the children of Israel, Gentiles, and kings of the Roman Empire during the first-century world.
Paul the Apostle is considered one of the most influential figures of the Apostolic Age, who spread the teachings of Jesus Christ in the first-century world. During his missionary journeys in the mid-40s to the mid-50s AD, he founded many churches throughout Asia Minor and Europe. Roughly half of the book of Acts details Paul's life and works. Fourteen letters out of the twenty-seven books of the New Testament have traditionally been attributed to Paul. Today, his letters continue to be strong roots of Christianity as they further explain the mysteries revealed to him personally by Christ and provide a written account and description of Christian spirituality. As a result, they are characterized as the most notable books of the New Testament after the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. As an Apostle, Paul never sought after praise or worship, but rather he wanted Christians to imitate his walk with Christ. He knew followers of Jesus needed an example, and he was willing to provide such standards. While it's true that we ultimately should look to Jesus, each Christian should be a living example of those who believe, in word, in way of life, in love, in spirit, in faith, and in purity. Paul knew, as a man, he was an unworthy example, but Paul, as the follower of Christ, was a good model.
About the author

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Christopher Coelho was always fascinated with art and storytelling. Today, Coelho's faith profoundly affects his work, having written his first Christian fiction novel "Into the Aethyrs" in 2021 and his latest biography about Paul the Apostle, "Called Out of Darkness." When he's not writing, he's running his small Christian-themed fitness studio in Lords Valley Pennsylvania, conducting Bible studies, and enjoying his time with his wife and daughter.