Phoebe is Paula Gooder's first work of fiction. This biblical scholar and popular speaker imagines 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.
This is a book for anyone who wants to engage more deeply and imaginatively with Paul's theology – from one of the UK's best known New Testament scholars.
Dr. Rowan Williams comments on this book:
'This book is a really vivid and sypathetic 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.'
Title: Phoebe - A Story
Author: Paula Gooder
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton