One of the greatest men who ever lived, the Apostle Paul's impact on human history is unparalleled. He introduced a monotheistic Judeo-Christian influence into Europe that valued human life, liberated women, and became the great cradle of Western democracy and civilization. In this depiction of his life, author Norman Gidney offers a compelling look at this extraordinary individual. Set in the Biblical world and brimming with historical detail, The Apostle Paul attempts to accurately portray Asia and Europe in the first century of Roman occupation and Paul's influence during this time. Paul provided the seeds of an alternative, philosophical, God-centered belief for European culture, instead of the low value of human life and godless humanism of Greco-Roman culture. After a number of years of immense physical suffering, compounded with intellectual, theological, and emotional isolation, Paul commenced his ministry away from the Jews to the Gentiles. He helped begin a worldwide Christian movement of one billion people.