We have misunderstood Paul, badly.

We have read his words through our own set of assumptions. We need to begin with Paul’s world view, to see things the way he saw them.

· What if ‘original sin’ was never part of Paul’s thinking?
· What if the idea that we are saved by faith in Christ, as Luther argued, was based on a mistranslation of Paul’s words and a misunderstanding of Paul’s thinking?

‘Over the centuries,’ writes Steve Chalke, ‘the Church has repeatedly failed to communicate, or even understand, the core of Paul’s message. Although Paul has often been presented as the champion of exclusion, he was the very opposite. He was the great includer.’


The Lost Message of Paul is not only well-written and fascinating; it is also profoundly bold and revolutionary. Highly recommended!

– Brian D. McLaren, author of The Great Spiritual Migration

Pulsing and brimming and overflowing with life. The research, the stories, the synthesis of then and now – this book is going to set so many people free…

– Rob Bell, author of Love Wins

A bold and compelling book that speaks from beginning to end of the profound good news of God’s kingdom. There is joy, liberation, and challenge here in equal measure. I thoroughly recommend it.

– Fr. Richard Rohr, author of The Universal Christ

Steve Chalke in his inimitable style opens up dense theological debate in an accessible and readable manner … fascinating.

– Dr Pauline Muir, lecturer at Goldsmiths University and member of Oasis Church Waterloo

Prepare to have your mind expanded and your spirit stretched.

– Lucy Winkett, Rector of St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London

This is an exciting and timely book. Accessible and authoritative. A great lay introduction to historical criticism, contextual analysis and the writing of St Paul.

– Dr Robert Beckford, Professor of Theology and Culture in the African Diaspora, Theology and Religious Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury





Steve Chalke MBE is a British Baptist minister, the founder of the Oasis Charitable Trust – now one of the UK’s largest charities – a former United Nations’ Special Adviser on Human Trafficking and a sometimes outspoken Christian leader, popular public speaker and social activist. Steve is also the author of a large number of books and articles as well as a former presenter of, and now regular contributor and commentator on, television and radio.



The Lost Message of Paul is published by SPCK and can be purchased by CLICKING HERE




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