In the early 1930s, H. V. Morton retraced the steps of St. Paul from his birthplace at Tarsus to the scene of his martyrdom in Rome.
'The modern traveller who takes the Acts of the Apostles as his guide-book, as I have done,' writes Morton in his Introduction, 'journeys into a part of the world which once enjoyed the unity of the Roman Empire and is now divided among many nations.' But, as his remarkable book reveals, the essential nature of the sites he visited has not altered.
Alive with discovery, anecdote and humour this is at once travelogue and history of the highest order. From Syria through Turkey, Macedonia, Greece, Rhodes, Malta and Italy In the Steps of St Paul is an outstanding guide for any traveller, and the vivid, resonant account of a very personal pilgrimage.
Morton relies on the Bible as a guide and his own natural ability to immerse himself in different cultures to create this powerful, anecdotal narrative that will satisfy the most curious traveller as well as the most informed and passionate reader of the Bible.
In the Steps of St Paul is part of H. V. Morton's famous trilogy which includes In the Steps of the Master and Through Lands of the Bible.