The Apostle masterfully combines careful adherence to biblical text, detailed research, and a storyteller\'s gift to create a book equally relevant for both casual readers fascinated by Paul\'s life and serious biblical scholars. Pollock begins his fast-moving narrative with Stephen\'s death then follows Paul through his conversion, missionary journeys, and eventual execution. Many will enjoy it simply as a satisfying and insightful true-life story, although maps and a study guide allow for deeper exploration. The Apostle was originally published in 1969. This new edition marks the first significant revision for many years, with sentences smoothed or simplified for contemporary readers less familiar with Pollock\'s more literary style.