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.