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Synopsis: 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).
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Taylor Caldwell including rare images from the author’s estate.
About the Author:
Taylor Caldwell (1900–1985) was one of the most prolific and widely read authors of the twentieth century. Born Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell in Manchester, England, she moved with her family to Buffalo, New York, in 1907. She started writing stories when she was eight years old and completed her first novel when she was twelve. Married at age eighteen, Caldwell worked as a stenographer and court reporter to help support her family and took college courses at night, earning a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Buffalo in 1931. She adopted the pen name Taylor Caldwell because legendary editor Maxwell Perkins thought her debut novel, Dynasty of Death (1938), would be better received if readers assumed it were written by a man. In a career that spanned five decades, Caldwell published forty novels, many of which were New York Times bestsellers. Her best-known works include the historical sagas The Sound of Thunder (1957), Testimony of Two Men (1968), Captains and the Kings (1972), and Ceremony of the Innocent (1976), and the spiritually themed novels The Listener (1960) and No One Hears But Him (1966). Dear and Glorious Physician (1958), a portrayal of the life of St. Luke, and Great Lion of God (1970), about the life of St. Paul, are among the bestselling religious novels of all time. Caldwell’s last novel, Answer as a Man (1981), hit the New York Times bestseller list before its official publication date. She died at her home in Greenwich, Connecticut, in 1985.
Title: Great Lion of God.
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Book Condition: Fair
Book Description Doubleday & Company, Inc. Condition: Good. . Acceptable dust jacket. Slightly dampstained. Stamped on front endpage. Seller Inventory # S19I-00654
Book Description Transworld Publishers Limited. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust jacket missing. Book club edition. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Seller Inventory # 517263984
Book Description Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1970. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M0385000421_4
Book Description Transworld Publishers Limited. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Seller Inventory # G0385000421I5N01
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Book Description Transworld Publishers Limited. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Seller Inventory # G0385000421I3N01
Book Description Transworld Publishers Limited. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Seller Inventory # G0385000421I3N10
Book Description Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1970. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Spine slightly cocked, pages toned. Jacket toned, multiple stains to jacket spine. 1970 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author. x, 597 pages. This classic, epic novel by the acclaimed novelist Caldwell, is a fascinating, moving and spiritual story about St. Paul, and the life and times of the Jews, Romans and early Christians during the time of Jesus and shortly thereafter. It is a rich and textured work that combines Caldwell's wonderful literary skills with a profound spiritual depth that reveals the amazing story of Paul, the persecutor turned Apostle, and the powerful impact he had on his times and long after. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell (September 7, 1900 - August 30, 1985) was an Anglo-American novelist and prolific author of popular fiction, also known by the pen names Marcus Holland and Max Reiner, and by her married name of J. Miriam Reback. She used often in her works real historical events or persons. Taylor Caldwell's best-known works include Dynasty of Death (1938), an epic story about intrigues and alliances of two Pennsylvania families involved in the manufacture of armaments. Her last major novel, Answer as a Man, appeared in 1980, and told a story of a man who begins his rise to prestige and power in the midst of the Great Depression. You hard man, said Mr. Maggiotti. Learned it the hard way, Bernard would reply. Men are bastards. God loves all men, Bernie. More fool he, said Bernie. (from Answer as a Man) Taylor Caldwell was born in Manchester, England, into a family of Scottish background. Her family descended from the Scottish clan of MacGregor of which the Taylors are a subsidiary clan. In 1907 she emigrated to the United States with her family. At the age of eight she started to write stories, and in fact wrote her first novel, The Romance of Atlantis, at the age of twelve. Seller Inventory # 2197773
Book Description Doubleday & Company, Inc. June 1970, 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Used; Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. NOT a book club edition - No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. Corners bumped. DJ is good with small chips adn tears. From private collection. In archival mylar protected dust jacket. DJ is NOT price clipped ($7.95). . . . . . . . . . . The days of behemoth Biblical historicals - from The Big Fisherman to Miss Caldwell's own Dear and Glorious Physician (1959) - which flap damply in traditional sentimentality are far from over. And the author again takes advantage of the richly varied (and often conflicting) doctrine, revelation and history of the Bible to create her very own St. Paul. He, in her view, disliked the 'militant Christians - who almost destroyed the infant Church with their dissents and protests and belligerence' (as per the introduction). She also insists that Jesus was 'not concerned with this world.' ('Whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth. . . '?) However, old hand as she is at quoting Scripture and creating an easy, rhythmic flow of portentous dialogue, limning familiar doctrinal, affective postures, Miss Caldwell does evolve a cohesive portrait of Paul. Hounded by the rigors of a spiritual aridity, but reared in love of humanity by his father, Paul is still driven to persecute his own people to protect them from blasphemy. But on the road to Damascus. . . Paul's story concludes here with the beginnings of his ministry. A huge, sustained effort which takes some liberties, expands or contracts some episodes, but never fails to roll on like a summer Sunday full of pulpit certitudes for those of like mind and persuasions. A sizable and predictable market. (Kirkus Reviews). Seller Inventory # 40728
Book Description Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. A book that is used but still very attractive, with dustjacket. ; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 598 pages; The life of St. Paul, written as a novel. Seller Inventory # 110042