Aside from Jesus of Nazareth, no person is more important to God's eternal plan than the Apostle Paul. God designated Paul as the apostle of Grace, finally revealing to the world the mystery He had kept hidden since Creation (Ephesians 3:9). This book shows Paul's invaluable mission given to him by Christ, our Lord.
God needed someone resolute and bold, even brazen, yet a servant leader to bring in the new gospel after Christ's Cross provided salvation and spiritual change. Paul's life is a paradox: He was trained strictly in Jewish law yet called to preach Grace to both Jews and Gentiles, a zealous persecutor of Christians turned defender of the faith, even giving his life for it. His story is a study of transformation and God's unpredictable choices and mysterious ways to accomplish His plan.
Christ chose Paul specifically to teach believers the Gospel of Grace, the message of "Christ in you, the hope of glory" (Col. 1:27).