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By Tom Bissell

A profound and relocating trip into the guts of Christianity that explores the mysterious and sometimes paradoxical lives and legacies of the Twelve Apostles—a booklet either for these of the religion and for others who search to appreciate Christianity from the surface in.
 
Peter, Matthew, Thomas, John: Who have been those males? What used to be their courting to Jesus? Tom Bissell presents wealthy and stunning solutions to those old, elusive questions. He examines not only who those males have been (and weren’t), but additionally how their identities have taken form over the process millennia.
 
finally, Bissell unearths that the tale of the apostles is the tale of early Christianity: its competing types of Jesus’s ministry, its numerous schisms, and its final evolution from an imprecise Jewish sect to the worldwide religion we all know this present day in all its kinds and variations. In his quest to appreciate the underpinnings of the world’s biggest faith, Bissell embarks on a years-long pilgrimage to the meant tombs of the Twelve Apostles. He travels from Jerusalem and Rome to Turkey, Greece, Spain, France, India, and Kyrgyzstan, vividly shooting the wealthy range of Christianity’s around the globe succeed in. alongside the best way, he engages with a number of characters—priests, paupers, a Vatican archaeologist, a Palestinian taxi driving force, a Russian monk—posing sharp questions that diversity from the spiritual to the philosophical to the political.
 
Written with heat, empathy, and infrequent acumen, Apostle is an excellent synthesis of shuttle writing, biblical background, and a deep, lifelong dating with Christianity. the result's an strange, erudite, and every now and then hilarious book—a non secular, highbrow, and private event healthy for believers, students, and wanderers alike.

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