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  Paul | Questionnaire
Like Joseph, he'd like to smuggle "How to Win Friends and Influence People" into the Ark. But unlike any of the other Arkmates, he plans to write letters, make tents and go running round the deck. Read the Ark Questionnaire of Paul.
Full name:
Saul of Tarsus.

Like to be known as:


What are three essential aspects of your perfect day?
Bringing another person to Jesus; hearing that my churches are doing well and no one is fighting; sharing the Lord's Supper.

What are your favorite topics of conversation?
How Christ crucified is ushering in the New Creation; why circumcision is a really, really bad idea for Gentiles; which tent fabrics hold up the best.

What books would you bring into the Ark?
The LXX (Greek translation of Hebrew scriptures); "The Greatest Salesman in the World" by Og Mandino (it's about me!); "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie.

How about music?
"Ramblin' Man" by the Allman Brothers; "Come to Jesus" sung by the Tri-State Mass Choir; Beethoven's 9th (Joyful, Joyful).

What extra items are you trying to smuggle into your Ark suitcase?
Pen and papyrus... plus postage for all my many letters; big needles and thread for tent-making; running shoes (so that I might press on toward the prize).

What are your best qualities?
I am a brilliant preacher, the best missionary in the Eastern Mediterranean, and I like everybody – Gentile, Jew, Greek, Barbarian, whatever.

And your worst habits?
Telling people how to live their lives; guilt tripping others; an inordinate love of debate.

List your favorite books in the Bible.
Genesis (especially the bits about Abraham), Habakkuk (that one verse that no one ever noticed before about the one who is righteous will live through faith), and all my own letters, of course!

Share with us your top tips for living.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Eat what's set before you and stop arguing about it. Behave yourselves!

And finally – which do you prefer: cats or dogs?
Dogs, of course.

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