Author(s): Tom Bissell
Peter, Matthew, Thomas, John: who were these men and their fellow Apostles? What was their relationship to Jesus? Tom Bissell gives us rich answers to these ancient and surprisingly enigmatic questions in an unusual, erudite and fascinating book. By visiting holy sites around the world, and examining how the Apostles' identities took shape over the course of two millennia, he explores the story of Christianity and its growth from an obscure Jewish sect to the global faith we know today.
In this profound and moving journey into the heart of Christianity past and present, Tom Bissell travels across the world to explore the lives and legacies of the Twelve Apostles.
Tom Bissell's first book, Chasing the Sea, was selected by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the 86 best travel books of all time. His second book, God Lives in St. Petersburg, won the Rome Prize. And his third book, The Father of All Things was selected as a best book of the year by Salon, The Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune and the San Francisco Chronicle. He is a contributing editor for Harper's Magazine and currently lives in Portland Oregon where he teaches fiction writing at Portland State University.