Items related to Phoebe: A Story

Gooder, Paula Phoebe: A Story

ISBN 13: 9781444791747

Phoebe: A Story

4.09 avg rating
( 328 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781444791747: Phoebe: A Story
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Sometime around 56 AD, the apostle Paul wrote to the church in Rome. His letter was arguably his theological masterpiece, and has continued to shape Christian faith ever since. He entrusted this letter to Phoebe, the deacon of the church at Cenchreae; in writing to the church that almost surely met in her home, Paul refers to her both as a deacon and as a helper or patron of many. But who was this remarkable woman?

In this, her first novel, Biblical scholar and popular author and speaker Paula Gooder tells Phoebe's story - who she was, the life she lived and her first-century faith - and in doing so opens up Paul's theology, giving a sense of the cultural and historical pressures that shaped Paul's thinking, and the faith of the early church.

Written in the gripping style of Gerd Theissen's The Shadow of the Galilean, and similarly rigorously researched, this is a novel for everyone and anyone who wants to engage more deeply and imaginatively with Paul's theology - from one of the UK's foremost New Testament scholars.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

An engrossing story... Gooder's profound scholarship is lightly and effectively incorporated... Electrifying... a very effective and thought-provoking dramatization... Highly recommended (Miranda Threlfall-Holmes)

This book is a really vivid and sympathetic picture of the world of the first Christians, opened up through the personality of Paul's colleague and friend, Phoebe. Very few people are as expert as Paula Gooder in communicating biblical scholarship clearly and creatively, and this first venture into historical story-telling will bring the biblical text freshly alive for a wide and enthusiastic readership. (Rowan Williams)

Enter Dr Paula Gooder, with her fine scholarship, brilliant research and articulate imagination... If I had one word to describe Phoebe, it would be 'charm'. (Richard Littledale)

Gooder's application of Christian theology to her story of Phoebe is masterful (Church Times)

Phoebe does not disappoint: it is a very enjoyable and interesting story. (Christian Librarian Magazine)

'An engrossing story... Gooder's profound scholarship is lightly and effectively incorporated... Electrifying... a very effective and thought-provoking dramatization... Highly recommended'. (Miranda Threlfall-Holmes)

This is a clever book which delights on two levels . . . if the story is good, the commentary is better, and one suspects this is Gooder's prime purpose . . . I strongly recommend this book, which will both entertain and inform. (Alice Burdett)

scholarship ... underpins every element of the story. (Madeleine Davies)

'In Phoebe, the New Testament scholar Paula Gooder sets out to imagine the biography that history alone cannot reconstruct. She makes use of her considerable expertise to endow Phoebe with a dramatic but believable past, and populates the nascent church in Rome with characters who are credible... A vivid and accessible introduction to the context in which Paul and Phoebe operated... For anyone who wants to understand more about the small and distinctive world of early Christianity, Phoebe is to be recommended.' (Times Literary Supplement)

Book Description:

The gripping first novel from renowned New Testament scholar Paula Gooder, which brings alive first-century Christianity and the apostle Paul as never before.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781473669727: Phoebe: A Story

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 1473669723 ISBN 13: 9781473669727
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, 2018
Hardcover

9780830852451: Phoebe: A Story

IVP Ac..., 2018
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Paula Gooder
Published by Hodder & Stoughton, United Kingdom (2019)
ISBN 10: 1444791745 ISBN 13: 9781444791747
New Paperback Quantity: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Sometime around 56 AD, the apostle Paul wrote to the church in Rome. His letter was arguably his theological masterpiece, and has continued to shape Christian faith ever since. He entrusted this letter to Phoebe, the deacon of the church at Cenchreae; in writing to the church that almost surely met in her home, Paul refers to her both as a deacon and as a helper or patron of many. But who was this remarkable woman? In this, her first novel, Biblical scholar and popular author and speaker Paula Gooder tells Phoebe's story - who she was, the life she lived and her first-century faith - and in doing so opens up Paul's theology, giving a sense of the cultural and historical pressures that shaped Paul's thinking, and the faith of the early church. Written in the gripping style of Gerd Theissen's The Shadow of the Galilean, and similarly rigorously researched, this is a novel for everyone and anyone who wants to engage more deeply and imaginatively with Paul's theology - from one of the UK's foremost New Testament scholars. Seller Inventory # HUK9781444791747

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
8.47
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Paula Gooder
Published by Hodder & Stoughton, United Kingdom (2019)
ISBN 10: 1444791745 ISBN 13: 9781444791747
New Paperback Quantity: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Sometime around 56 AD, the apostle Paul wrote to the church in Rome. His letter was arguably his theological masterpiece, and has continued to shape Christian faith ever since. He entrusted this letter to Phoebe, the deacon of the church at Cenchreae; in writing to the church that almost surely met in her home, Paul refers to her both as a deacon and as a helper or patron of many. But who was this remarkable woman? In this, her first novel, Biblical scholar and popular author and speaker Paula Gooder tells Phoebe's story - who she was, the life she lived and her first-century faith - and in doing so opens up Paul's theology, giving a sense of the cultural and historical pressures that shaped Paul's thinking, and the faith of the early church. Written in the gripping style of Gerd Theissen's The Shadow of the Galilean, and similarly rigorously researched, this is a novel for everyone and anyone who wants to engage more deeply and imaginatively with Paul's theology - from one of the UK's foremost New Testament scholars. Seller Inventory # HUK9781444791747

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
8.48
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Gooder, Paula
Published by Hodder Paperback
ISBN 10: 1444791745 ISBN 13: 9781444791747
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in NEW condition. Seller Inventory # 1444791745-2-1

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
9.70
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

4.

Paula Gooder
Published by Hodder & Stoughton, London (2019)
ISBN 10: 1444791745 ISBN 13: 9781444791747
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. Sometime around 56 AD, the apostle Paul wrote to the church in Rome. His letter was arguably his theological masterpiece, and has continued to shape Christian faith ever since. He entrusted this letter to Phoebe, the deacon of the church at Cenchreae; in writing to the church that almost surely met in her home, Paul refers to her both as a deacon and as a helper or patron of many. But who was this remarkable woman? In this, her first novel, Biblical scholar and popular author and speaker Paula Gooder tells Phoebe's story - who she was, the life she lived and her first-century faith - and in doing so opens up Paul's theology, giving a sense of the cultural and historical pressures that shaped Paul's thinking, and the faith of the early church. Written in the gripping style of Gerd Theissen's THE SHADOW OF THE GALILEAN, and similarly rigorously researched, this is a novel for everyone and anyone who wants to engage more deeply and imaginatively with Paul's theology - from one of the UK's foremost New Testament scholars. The gripping first novel from renowned New Testament scholar Paula Gooder, which brings alive first-century Christianity and the apostle Paul as never before. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. Seller Inventory # 9781444791747

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
11.21
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Paula Gooder
Published by John Murray Press 2019-05-16, London (2019)
ISBN 10: 1444791745 ISBN 13: 9781444791747
New paperback Quantity: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description paperback. Condition: New. Language: ENG. Seller Inventory # 9781444791747

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
9.35
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.75
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

Gooder, Paula
Published by Hodder General (2019)
ISBN 10: 1444791745 ISBN 13: 9781444791747
New Paperback Quantity: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 7.80x5.04x0.83 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __1444791745

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

7.

Gooder, Paula
Published by Hodder Paperback
ISBN 10: 1444791745 ISBN 13: 9781444791747
New Softcover Quantity: 4
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # ria9781444791747_new

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
10.73
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

8.

Paula Gooder
Published by Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN 10: 1444791745 ISBN 13: 9781444791747
New Paperback / softback Quantity: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback / softback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 3 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781444791747

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
8.48
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 11.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

9.

Gooder, Paula
Published by Hodder & Stoughton (2019)
ISBN 10: 1444791745 ISBN 13: 9781444791747
New Paperback Quantity: 3
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # mon0004400054

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
8.49
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 11.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

10.

Gooder, Paula
Published by Hodder & Stoughton (2019)
ISBN 10: 1444791745 ISBN 13: 9781444791747
New Softcover Quantity: > 20
Seller:

Book Description Condition: New. 2019. Paperback. . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9781444791747

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
11.93
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8.94
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book